2. Japan Heritage - Hitoyoshi Kuma
  3. Life and Culture
  4. 8.Unsun Karuta

8.Unsun Karuta

Cultural Asset Data

Name Unsun Karuta
Address 62 Kajiya-machi, Hitoyoshi-shi, Kumamoto
Mapcode 195 766 496*30
Contact 0966-22-2566((Tateyama Shoten)
Misc Unsun Karuta available for play
(reservations req’d)

The Unsun Karuta card game was widely enjoyed throughout Japan during the Edo period. When the game was banned as a form of gambling by the Shogunate government in the latter half of the Edo period (end of the 19th century), the rules of play continued to be orally passed down in the Hitoyoshi Kuma region.

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