one hundred waka

one hundred waka

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There has been the oldest card games called "one hundred waka poems(Hyakunin Isshu)" since 17th century. Each of these waka consists of 31 syllables arranged in the first part and the second part. To play the game, first the cards that have only the second part of the waka printed on them are laid face up. A number of people sit around these cards, listen to one person read out the waka and try to pick up the matching card. The winner is the one who picks up the most.

So, in order to win the game, you must memorize the whole of the one hundred waka.
This application help you to assist it.

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This is the major update including iOS6.0.
This application is useful for Japanese language learner, because almost everyone in Japanese have known these song. This song expressed various types of Japanese emotion.
Usually Japanese remember these song by the educational card game.
This update is useful for these match.

You can select 4 courses of order that is "Kaminoku","Shimonoku","Senka","Kimariji", if you like. When you selected row it presented all of song, you can easily to understand what you say because it present by "Hiragana."

If you are interested in traditional card game, you can memorized "Kimariji" by push the button like ink brush, and "Kimariji" is displayed red characters.

When you selected cards, you must predict "Shimonoku" that is second parts of song.
This update can pick up the these one by selecting upper button "Shimonoku."

Enjoy Japanese traditional wake song!

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