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160905-0013 - Playing Karuta


Inside Meiji 1900s Saburo Ota

Illustration of Japanese women in kimono playing Karuta, ca. 1905 (Meiji 38)..

One person reads part of a poem on a yomifuda (reading) card, while others try to be the first to get the corresponding torifuda (grabbing) cards with the rest of the poem.

Lithograph (描画平版) by Saburo Ota (太田三郎, 1884-1969).

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