Japanese Culture Karuta Cards

Small cards with Japanese, English and clipart picture of 60 different Japanese cultural things.

Submitted by nkeyalt

March 10, 2023

Inspired by: Explain the Culture

Estimated time: 15

A newer version of "Explain the Culture" by @UonumaRobert;

Changes I've made;
It's now in colour.
It's in English not romaji on the cards.
Some of the karuta hints have been modified to hints I think work easier.

I print this out on A3 and then laminate the cards.

It can also be used for typhoon or an English board poster if you wanted to. But see the original activity file for detailed instructions.

The hints mostly use "They are" and "It is" affirmative sentence starters.

Medium files (requires an account to download) -
  • Japan Culture Karuta Version 2.docx (2.02 MB)
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    1. UonumaRobert March 11, 2023

      Nice, might be worth making space for the Romaji. I originally had it there for me or the ALT not for the student. It’s so the ALT can say the Japanese word when they can’t read the kanji. Adding the English is a good idea too.

    2. nkeyalt March 13, 2023

      @UonumaRobert Thanks for the comment! You've got so many great activities on here. I see what you mean r.e. the romaji. Could add it to the second page of karuta hints.

    3. UonumaRobert March 13, 2023

      Thats a good idea. Put it on the teacher cheat sheet rather than the cards themselves.

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