North America team won the 4th All America online karuta tournament. Congratulations. This time, Mr. Uchikawa, Ms. Goto, and Mr. Jimi attended as the special guests at the Online opening ceremony and Mr. Jimi played exhibition matches with 6 players after the tournament. Thank you very much!!!
We will have the 4th All America Online Team Karuta Tournament on January 30, 2021. 第４回競技かるたONLINEオールアメリカ団体戦 2021年１月30日開催
Sao Paulo Meguriai karuta club posted the detailed review of Meijin & Queen title match held on January 9, 2021. It is well-done review! The pages are written in Portogues but can use translator on the site to know most of the meaning.
US Karuta Competition on March 3rd ＠Bethesda Elementary School
US Karuta competition will be held on March 3rd @Bethesda Elementary School.
Genpei-sen for beginners is free of charge. Everybody who can read Hiragana will enjoy the games! If you are interested, please see the brochure.
We will exhibit about 100 precious photos taken by Annette Finestone (102 years old) just after the end of World War II (1946~1947).
Brochures are here (English/ Japanese).
We will have practice sessions on the following days:
June 3 (Sun) 1-7 PM
June 13 (Wed) 7-9 PM
June 17 (Sun) 1-7 PM
June 20 (Wed) 7-9 PM
June 24 (Sun) 1-7 PM
Karuta will attend this year again!
If you are planning to visit Sakura Matsuri this year, please buy tickets from the following link. Thank you!
We will have practice on February 4, 11 and 18. As for Feb 25, we haven’t decided yet. (TBA)
Jan. 14 Competition @Bethesda Elementary School
If you can read Hiragana, you can attend Genpei-sen. (Free of charge to attend)
All Genpei-sen attendees (first 50 players) will receive attending gift: Karuta cards from the Meiji period (more than 100 yeras old); Hyakunin isshu rice cockies; and Sushi-candy (first 30 people). Please register beforehand.
We are planning to have the 2nd US New Year Karuta Comepetition on January 14, 2018 in Betehsda, Maryland.
Gempei devision for beginners—2 people as a team
Kyogi Karuta devision–equivalent levels as F, E, D classes in Japan’s official competition.
More details will be posted in the future.
Photos from the previous competition (January 2017):
November Karuta practice will be held on the following Sundays
from 3 pm to 6 pm in Falls Church. Sorry we don’t have a practice on November 5 as our members will visit Detroit Museum for Kyogi Karuta Demonstration and lectures.
Nov.12 (Sun) 3-6 PM
Nov. 19 (Sun) 3-6 PM
Nov. 26 (Sun) 3-6 PM
To attend the practice, please sign up here: November Practice
Please contact to karutastone@@gmail.com (Please remove one @ ) if you want to know the practive venue’s address or have any questions.