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'The 100 Japanese Poems' is an application to read poems called 'tanka' in 'Ogura Hyakunin Issyu' aloud with the '4-3-1-5 method' which is used for the 'carta' contests.

'Carta' is an Japanese card game in which players fight over the poem-printed cards. When a poem is read aloud, the player who touches the right card first can take that card. Finally, the person who has largest numbers will be a winner. (There are several other rules.)

To play 'carta' with these 100 poem cards, you need at least 2 things. One is the 100 card set, another is a person who read poems aloud. This application can serve as that reader role. It will be useful when all people there would like to play 'carta' as players or you want to practice 'carta' alone. It's also useful when nobody can read poems correctly. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CAN'T PLAY 'CARTA' WITHOUT THE REAL CARDS.

You can also enjoy this application for learning. For this purpose you don't need real cards. You can enjoy watching cards with Japanese, seeing the meaning in English of each poem and listening the reading.

What’s New

Version 1.3

- Update for iOS 8.3 or higher.
- Remove noise included in the no5 poem card.
- Change the image of the no89 poem card.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Maya Bean ,

Wouldn’t Be Terrible If It Was Free

Lacking English translations and kimariji, this is already lackluster compared to other study methods on the internet. Add lackluster illustrations and charge for it and the whole thing is just not worth it. Just look up hyakunin isshu on the internet and get the free and really quite wonderful Competitive Karuta Online app.


Everyleaf Corporation
313.1 MB

Requires iOS 8.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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