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Cherry Blossom Festival 2014

On April 20th, Murasame-kai held a Karuta Workshop & Demo event at the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival 2014. This was our third participation in the festival. Our special guest for this year’s was Mr. Takao Ito, who is most … Continue reading

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Practice #7 2014

The practice on April 5th was quite lively with 11 members participating. Adult team vs. kids team! This side was a serious match between the most advanced players. Those who competed in teams were having a lot of fun and … Continue reading

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Practice #6 2014

We were back to practicing most basic sets of cards as we had members who had not joined the practice in a while. As you can see from these photos, we had many kids for this practice. They were very … Continue reading

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See you again at the Cherry Blossom Festival 2014!

SF MURASAME-KAI will be hosting a Karuta event at San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival again this year. Come watch demonstrations by advanced players, try playing Karuta yourself, and learn more about Karuta. Date & Time: April 20st, 2014 11:00 am … Continue reading

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Practice #5 2014

We’ve been practicing memorization by Kimari-ji since the beginning of this year. In February, we practiced the cards that start with「む、す、め、ふ、さ、ほ、せ」(only one card that starts with each syllable) and the ones that start with「う、つ、し、も、ゆ」(two cards each). This time, we practices「い、ち、ひ、き」(three … Continue reading

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Practice #4 2014

We had a vistor from Hong Kong today, who is an enthusiastic fan of Chihayafuru. She came to watch how Karuta was played in real life, but I sort of forced her to try playing Karuta herself. I hope she … Continue reading

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Practice #3 2014

As most of Murasame-kai members have memorized most of poems, we started focusing more on memorizing the location of cards. By now, the members know which grabbing card to go after as soon as they hear Kamino-ku or Kimari-ji, then … Continue reading

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