Jan 3, 2019

Karuta hajime shiki (Ceremony of the First Karuta Play of the New Year), at Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto

Karuta hajime shiki (Ceremony of the First Karuta Play of the New Year), at Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto

3rd January, 2019 | at Yasaka-jinja Shrine, Kyoto
Detail Karuta Hajime Shiki Ceremony is a big festival of Yasaka Jinja Shrine held in every January. At first, a few young girls, who are wearing Junihjitoe (The twelve-layered ceremonial kimono worn by a court lady in Heian era) solemnly dedicate Karuta to the God of Yasaka-Jinja Shrine. After this, Young girls、who are wearing Junihitoe and kimono, start to play Karuta game as the way inherited since the Heian era.
They elegantly but intensely play one-on-one match-game to take a piece of Karuta card faster than the opponent responding to the voice of reading a poem of Ogura Hyakauninisshu (The one hundred famous poems by one hundred famous poets).   









# For the details, please access to the followings site;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/190103karuta.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 











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