Olivia – founder of MURASAME-KAI!
Born in San Francisco, then moved to Tokyo at age 5, now back to SF again and goes to a high school in the city. I played Karuta for a short while at a Japanese middle school. Then, after participating in a Karuta event at the SF Cherry Blossom Festival, I started playing again! I also love “Chihayafuru” (popular Japanese comic about playing Karuta).

Noriko – MURASAME-KAI Member No.2!
Born in Kyoto. Have experience participating in Karuta tournaments in middle school days. Now, my memory and reflexes are not as good as old days, so I prefer reading more than competing. I enjoy making traditional Japanese sweets, and usually bring some when we practice.