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Photo Journal: Costumed card competition


Women and children dressed in Heian-era costumes play "Karuta," a card game, as New Year's shrine visitors watch, at Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward on Jan. 3, 2017. The game, which uses cards written with Japanese poetry, is held here because the shrine worships Susanoo-no-Mikoto, the god of Japanese poetry. This day marked the 47th holding of the event. (Mainichi)

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