Sri Lanka Karuta cards

See the karuta picture cards created by grade 5 children in Gall.  They are about 

Adame’s Peak
Junglefowl
Galle Bell Tower
Stilt Fisherman 
Ambalangoda Mask
Sigiriya Rock
Dambulla cave temple
The Ruwanwelisaya Stupa
Kandyan dance
Perahera Festival

 

Sri Lanka Karuta Project in Galle

Last October we were invited by Sacred Heart Convent (Junior School), Galle
Sri Lanka to visit them on the Children’s Day 2018 to introduce Karuta to their
grade 5 children.

We helped them to create their original English version of Karuta cards
themed around Japan, Sri Lanka and played karuta with their own cards.   
Everybody not only children but also teachers and supporting alumni
enjoyed the game with a lot of smiles. 

Just after the project another school invited us to visit them next year and 
our activities were covered by local papers as below.  So I felt sure 
karuta can be a new educational tool to promote understanding 
between the two countries.  

 

 

Report: the 2nd Poland Karuta workshop

On Saturday, 14th July we held the 2nd Poland Karuta workshop in Nishiogikubo, Suginami, Tokyo, organized by Suginami Karuta Project, a member of Karuta 2020 project team. The total 10 people, many of participants were the Suginami locals, worked together. First we learned various aspects of Polish culture through presentation by a Polish student. Then each of us chose one subject, drew the picture and created the lines.  Finally we enjoyed playing karuta with the new cards.

 

Here is the completed karuta cards.

Report: Karuta Festival 2018

We have just completed Creative Karuta Award ceremony last Saturday with the winners and their family/friends from 5 countries such as Hong Kong, Japan, Russia Federation, Singapore, Sri Lanka. After the ceremony we enjoyed playing karuta with the Global Karuta 2017 while appreciating all original winning artworks exhibited on the venue.

After the ceremony we had a Karuta workshop themed around Russia. First we learned various cultural items of Russian through presentation of a guest speaker Eva who lives in Japan to study Japanese language. Then each of them got a topic to write a clue text and draw the picture. In the end we played karuta with the new cards and the winners got a prize to choose.