“Karuta 2020” cards was completed!

“Karuta 2020” is a set of bilingual English/Japanese cards about the 206 countries/regions.
The printing of Karuta 2020 was finally completed!

This results from a five-year collaboration (Karuta 2020 project) with over 5,000 people from 83 countries.
Thanks for your participation and warm support.

See the all karuta cards.

Plan to print karuta cards

As we announced before, we would be printing a new version of the Karuta set based on
the 206 works that won the Creative Karuta Award (Country Category).

The printing is expected to be completed around mid to late June.

Once completed, all the cards will be uploaded to our website.

2021-05-17 | カテゴリー :

Results: Creative Karuta Award 2015-2020 (country category)

Over the past six years, we have received 5095 entries from 53 countries through contests and workshops globally. The 142 judges selected 206 works on the theme of the 206 countries and regions that will participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  The prize-winning works will be printed as a set of “206 Countries Karuta”.

Here is a list of all the winning entries.


Result: Creative Karuta Award 2020

Thank you very much for submitting your entries for the “Creative Karuta Award 2020”.
We received 137 works on the theme of the 21 designated countries. Here is a list of all the winning entries.

2021-03-25 | カテゴリー :

Information on 21 countries for Creative Karuta Award 2020

Hello. We are calling for drawings on the theme of 21 countries at Creative Karuta Award 2020.

If you are not sure of those countries, please look at our web page
at https://karuta2020.tokyo/learn-21-countries/.
You can see a list of sample subjects to draw and some Youtube videos.

Among the 21 countries, we have not received any drawings on the following eight (8) countries.
If you are not sure which country you want to draw, please consider drawing those countries.
North Korea,
and Panama.


Country category – Creative Karuta Award 2019-2020

Hello. In June we announced the result of Age category. Today we would
like to share the status of the country category with you.

For the country category we will select one work(drawing) for each country,
a total of 206 works. It became clear that there were no suitable work
in the following 21 countries through the last contest. So we decided to
hold another contest called “Creative Karuta Award 2020” to collect
the works of those 21 countries. The deadline is on 29th January 2021.
For more information, please visit https://karuta2020.tokyo/en/creative-karuta-award/creative-karuta-award-2020/.

On the other hand we have enough works for the other 185 countries and
we are going to select one work per one country and will announce the
result by March 2021. We sincerely apologize for such a large delay in
the announcement of results.

Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea, Tajikistan, Yemen

Solomon Islands

Angola, Eritrea, Ghana, Liberia, Libya, Mauritania, Togo

Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama

Luxembourg, San Marino

Results of Creative Karuta Award 2019-20 for Age category

We, Karuta 2020 project team, would like to thank you for your entries to Creative Karuta Award 2019-20.
We received over 1,000 entries from 30 countries. We set Age category and Country category in this contest.
This is to announce the result of contest for Age category.

Before announcing the result, we would like to share one point with you. Our original plan was to select 20 works
(for “Excellent Award”) to print a new set of karuta cards. In addition to this we decided to select
other 20 works (for “Jury Award”) because of so many attractive works we received.  So the 40 works in total
were selected.

Please note that the prize for Excellent Award will be a set of karuta cards as specified on Entry Guidelines.
The prize of Jury Award which was not included in the Guideline is a pair of sentence and picture card with
your winning work (not katuta set).

We will send an email to all 40 winners soon.

Here is the list of 20 winning works for Excellent Award.


And this is the list of 20 winning works for Jury Award.