We have just completed printing a new set of karuta cards ‘Global Kruta 2018’
which is a prize to the winners of Creative Karuta Award 2018.
This is a bilingual, English and Japanese, version of karuta cards featuring charms
of 21 countries, using the 30 works selected from 847 works created by over 800
people from 27 countries, who participated in the international contest or creative
workshops in 2018. Most of Japanese clues were newly created by Karuta project
Thanks for many entries to Creative Karuta Award 2018. We received 629 entries from
27 countries. Here we would like to announce the result of the contest.
About Creative Karuta Award 2018
This is an international Art & Writing Contest to create ‘karuta’, a traditional Japanese card game,
themed as “Share a charm of various towns, countries around the world”. Everybody was invited to
submit a pair of drawing/painting & phrases expressing their favorite scenes/objects in their
home/chosen country. The Award had 5 age categories such as 7 years old or younger, 8-11
years old, 12-15 years old, 16-19 years old and 20 years old or older.
The total 20 works were selected as an award winning work. Originally 15 works were planned to
select but 5 works were added because so many high quality works were entered.
The winners will receive a set of karuta cards ‘Global Karuta 2018’ showing the all winning works at the Award Ceremony.
Date: Sunday, 10th February 2019 – 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 2019
Exhibition & Publication
All winning original works will be exhibited on the ‘Karuta Festival 2019 and be published on ‘Karuta 2020’ website after the Festival.