April 2023 Update: Mental Blocks and Review
Hello Readers, The good news is that I cross the halfway point in late March and memorized 50 of the poems! 🎉 When I started in January, I wasn’t I’d get very far before life got in the way. It has gotten in the way since returning to the US, but I have been able…
Memorization Progress, February 2023
Hello dear readers, My progress in memorizing the Hyakunin Isshu poems, for the sake of learning to play karuta, continues, but since returning to the US, it has taken some twists and turns. When I got back home, it became clear how busy my day to day life is compared to Japan, where I didn’t…
Dec 2022 Update Done!
Dear Readers, If you’re following on this blog, which I started way back in 2011, I am happy to report that the updates I made are now done. I made several updates and fixes, including: Anyhow, thanks all for patience, and please continue to enjoy! P.S. I will be heading to Japan in a few…
The Final Ten Poems
Hello Dear Readers, I am down to the last 10 poems of the Hyakunin Isshu! I started this blog in January of 2011, but I didn’t expect it to last almost 3 years or gain this many readers. It’s been a real treat. However, with only 10 poems left in the Hyakunin Isshu, I’m trying…
The Home Stretch!
Hi Everyone, I have been actively updating the blog recently, and I realized that I’ve reached the 85% mark! That means there are about 15 poems left in the Hyakunin Isshu to post. I didn’t realize how far we’ve come this year. I’m pretty excited, and I hope you are too. My goal is to…
This is my first post in the new blog. I’ll come up with something better later. 😉