A project that I have been working on for some years is coming to fruition. I created the world’s first ever English karuta of the Hyakunin Isshu and Ambassador Kennedy hosted the worlds’ first ever tournament at her residence on Friday January 13th. Isetan Mitsukoshi kindly supported the event by providing wonderful tatami mats and in many other ways.
The karuta event at the US Embassy that Ambassador Kennedy hosted was reported in The Huffington Post. It is in Japanese but it mentions that I translated the poems and created the game, which is the world’s first one. Thanks to Ambassador Kennedy for hosting our first event and lets spread the karuta around the world from now.