Playing karuta with Chihaya must be fun.

"Chihaya… That was incredible, Chihaya."

- My team is the best in Japan. I became the best in Japan without becoming the Queen. It’s because we were playing together. Don’t say that you’re not interested in team matches!

It’s because we were playing together.


I remember now! She’s the one who took a one-syllable card from my lower left. If I remember correctly, it’s Chihaya!

I remember now! She’s the one who took a one-syllable card from my lower left. If I remember correctly, it’s Chihaya!

"Chihaya… listen to the poems. Listen to the poetry being read."

Even for a time as short as the reeds that grow in Naniwa’s marsh (19)
turn Tatsuta river into a colorful brocade…
(69)
But all that’s left is a pale moon in the dawn sky.
(81)
My thoughts are sad, yet it’s not only for me that Autumn has come…
(23)
there is no other I know as a friend…
(66)
The pine trees of Takasago cannot take their place
(34)
as my concern this morning is as tangled as my black hair.
(80)
Burning through the night, dull in ashes through the day is the love aglow in me.
(49)
Even for a time as short as the reeds that grow in Naniwa’s marsh.

"turns out that lonely people are all the same"
theme (c) • 2011–2014