So while I was in Japan my host dad gave me a set of 百人一首 (with a tape!). If you know me, you’ll know that I really love card games and I thought that it would be awesome to combine my love for Japanese and my love for cards. This game however comes with the prerequisite that you have to memorize 100 poems before you can really play it. So far I’ve got about 10 down and although I do most of my studying from flashcards that I made, I’ll be using this page to record my progress and keep me motivated.
These poems really made me appreciate Japanese literature and history more. If you want to learn more about Hyakunin Isshu, I would recommend watching Chihayafuru which focuses on the game itself and Utakoi which focuses on the history behind the poems. You can watch both of them on crunchyroll.
1. 秋の田の かりほの庵の 苫をあらみ わが衣手は 露にぬれつつ
2. 春過ぎて 夏来にけらし 白妙の 衣ほすてふ 天の香具山
3. 田子の浦に うちい出てみれば代田への 富士の高音に雪は降りつつ