Karuta Festival 2017

Karuta Festival 2017 was over.. The next Karuta Festival 2018 will be held in January, 2018.

Both English & Japanese speakers are invited to learn, create and play a Japanese New Year’s card game called ‘Karuta’ (English version) at Karuta Festival 2017.

Have a fun Saturday afternoon playing karuta !


  • Date: Saturday, 21 January 2017
  • Venue: Hosoda Komuten Ribon Room(細田工務店杉並リボン館)
  • Address: 3-35-21 Asagayaminami Suginami-ku, Tokyo
  • Access: JR Asagaya Station South Exit, 2 min. walking distance JR. Asagaya station is 8 minutes from Shinjuku on Sobu line.
  • Admission: Free
  • Booking: only required for the Karuta workshop
Time Program
11:00~16:00 Karuta Exhibition
・Karuta art and writing works created by children in Australia, Britain, Japan, NZ and USA
0:30 ~13:00 Let’s play Karuta!
13:00~13:30 Presentation on Creative Karuta Project
13:30~14:00 Ceremony for Cretive Karuta Award
14:00~14:30 Let’s play ‘My Nepal’ Karuta!
14:30~15:30 Karuta Workshop (Booking required)
15:30~16:00 Let’s play Karuta!