Karuta Festival 2018

Karuta Festival 2018 was over. The next Festival will be held in February 2019.

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 2018.

Have a fun Saturday afternoon playing karuta !


  • Date: Saturday, 10 February 2018
  • Venue: Ribbon room, Hosoda Komuten (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 Creative Karuta workshop
Time Program
11:00~16:00 Karuta Exhibition
– The winner’s original artwork of the Creative Karuta Award 2017
– Karuta cards created by children in Australia, Britain, Japan, NZ and USA
0:30 ~13:00 Let’s play Karuta!
13:00~14:00 Award Ceremony ‘Creative Karuta Award 2017’
– About Karuta Award
– Slideshow of the winning works
– Giving Certificate and the prize ‘Global Karuta 2017’
– Playing Karuta with the new cards
14:00~15:30 Karuta Workshop themed around Russia
– Introduction on Karuta
– Presentation by a Russia guest speaker
– Creating karuta cards on Russian topics
– Playing karuta with your own cards
(Booking required)