Competitive Karuta Showcased on NHK World's Sports Japan

posted on by Bamboo Dong

Fans of the karuta anime series Chihayafuru will have an extra opportunity to learn more about the sport. The English-language NHK World is highlighting competitive karuta on this week's episode of Sports Japan. In the segment, viewers will not only get the chance to see what a real karuta match looks like, but also an in-depth look at just how fast one of Japan's best players is.

For those who don't get the channel, the feed can be watched streaming online for free at NHK World's website.

This week's Sports Japan will be re-run on Sunday January 19 at 5:10PM and 9:30 PM EST, and Monday January 20 at 1:30 AM and 5:30 AM EST.

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