Come celebrate Oshougatsu at the Japan Society of Boston! Join us to learn about and experience karuta with instructor Kyoko Hiromoto,organizer of the Boston Nakamaro Karuta club, and a ranked player (初段).
Karuta is the Japanese card matching game in which the beginning of a poem is read, and players need to be the first to grab the card with the rest of the poem written on it. It is a popular game to play around New Years.
Join us for an intro to this classic game, still popular today, and try your hand! Whoever grabs the most correct cards wins.
Karuta is played while kneeling on tatami mats, so please dress accordingly if you plan to play!
This event is a part of the Japan Society of Boston's monthly Language Meetup series. The primary language at this event will be Japanese but we welcome beginners and native speakers of Japanese alike. We expect all guests to come with a friendly disposition to learn and help others learn.
We hope that our guests will meet others and find new paths for improving and enjoying their Japanese language skill.
Free for JSB members | $5 for non-members
Registration accepted online or at-the-door