Experience Karuta かるた体験

Now that you know how to play, give it a try!

On this page, you can try out a game of karuta.

Using this widget created by Adam Malantonio, with cards scanned from the collection, you can try your hand at matching a recitation card to its matching grabbing card from a set of ten randomly generated cards!

Each example in the game here comes from the Military Country Comic Karuta Collection, should you want to learn more about each set.

TRY YOUR HAND AT KARUTA HERE

Instructions:

This karuta practice widget will randomly shuffle a set of karuta cards and display them to you with a recitation card at the top and a set of 10 grabbing cards below. 

You will need to read from top to bottom, and from right to left.

So, start by looking at the top right-hand character on the recitation card, and find the matching character from amongst the grabbing cards. 

Sometimes, the recitation card uses the katakana alphabet, while sometimes it starts with a Chinese kanji character.  When the card starts with a kanji, you will have to work a little harder to find the corresponding grabbing card. 

Looking at the example here, notice that to the right of the more complex Chinese character, there is a small, simpler character.  This is the character you will want to match with a grabbing card below.

The deck will shuffle automatically only once you have matched the right grabbing card to the recitation card.

TRY YOUR HAND AT KARUTA HERE