World Karuta Association

Fujiwara no Teika's One Hundred Poets, One Poem Each has remained at the heart of Japanese culture since its compilation over seven centuries ago. The carefully selected poems speak to themes from the beauty of the changing seasons to the flow of everyday life, allowing contemporary readers to inhabit the minds and bodies and feel the inspiration of the poets who lived so long ago.

The Wolrd Karuta Association exists to help hand down these poems to yet another generation of readers through literary sport. As the official governing organization for Whack a Waka, the world's first English-language karuta game produced by A Wood of Stars co. ltd., the World Karuta Association aims to promote the experience of these timeless poems to new audiences around the world.