Results of Creative Karuta Award 2017

About Creative Karuta Award 2017

  • This is an Art & Writing Contest to create ‘karuta’, a traditional Japanese card game, themed around “Share the charm of Japan and the world”.
  • Everybody is invited to submit a pair of drawing/painting & phrases expressing their favorite scenes/objects in their home/chosen country.
  • The Award has 4 sections such as Primary children, Secondary students, University students and Working adults.
  • In 2017 We received 449 entries from 19 countries and their topics covers 43 countries.


The results

  • The total 12 works (3 works per section) were selected to win ‘Excellence Award’
  • ‘Special Award’ was newly set up to award additional 14 works because so many high quality works were entered this time.
  • See the below list of winners



  • The winners will be awarded with a set of bilingual karuta cards, ‘Global Karuta 2017’ using the 26 winning works.


Award ceremony

  • Date: Saturday, 10th February 2018 – Time: 1 pm
  • Venue: Ribbon room, Hosoda Komuten
  • Address: 3-35-21 Asagaya Minami, Suginami, Tokyo
  • Access: a few minutes walk from South Exit of Asagaya station, JR Chuo & Sobu line
  • Note: The ceremony will be held as part of Karuta Festival 2018 offering Karuta exhibition, workshops.



  • All winning works will be exhibited on the ‘Karuta Festival 2018’ on 10th February.
  • The works will be also up on the website after the Festival.