Chihayaburu 千早ぶる Hyakunin Isshu: poem 17 – (The Chihaya Card)

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read up to CH 226 in Chihayafuru, everything that follows is a spoiler CREDITS:This piece is dedicated to a Ms. Anonymous who has requested not to be identified. I was stuck on this poem and could not see how Chihayaburu could be anything but a simple Autumn poem, but […]

CHIHAYAFURU Ch 226 – Chihaya’s Passion

Omi Jingu (近江神宮, Ōmi Jingū) or Omi Shrine is a Jingū shinto shrine in Ōtsu, a city in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. It was constructed in 1940 and is dedicated to Emperor Tenji.[1] The annual Meijin/Queen Karuta Championship is held here every January. CH 226 ends the long running story of Chihayafuru, and CH 227 begins […]

Chihayafuru – Invitation to discuss

This blog is intended for a discussion of the on-going story of Chihayafuru. I have been following this work for over 9 years in both anime and manga format, and in all that time I have not found a blog which really wanted to discuss the story as a story. Everywhere, on every blog, its […]