Karuta Festival 2019

Both English & Japanese speakers are invited to learn and play a Japanese New Year’s card game called ‘Karuta’ (English version) at Karuta Festival 2019.

Have a fun Saturday afternoon playing karuta !


  • Date: Sunday, 10 February 2019
  • 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. walk.(JR. Asagaya station is 8 minutes from Shinjuku on Sobu line.)
  • Admission: Free
Time Program
11:00~16:00 Karuta Exhibition
– The winner’s original artwork of the Creative Karuta Award 2018
– Karuta cards created by children in Australia, Great Britain, Japan, NZ, Sri Lanka and USA
13:00~14:00 Award Ceremony ‘Creative Karuta Award 2018’
– About Karuta Award
– Slideshow of the winning works
– Giving Certificate and the prize ‘Global Karuta 2018’
14:00~15:30 Karuta Game with prizes
– Slideshow of karuta cards we use
– How to play
– 1st game
– 2nd game