“Iroha-Karuta”(いろはかるた) is a traditional card game for children formed in Edo period(1608-1868). I-Ro-Ha(いろは) is like A-B-C in Japanese old style. Each of the 48 cards has a proverb and it starts with one of Japanese syllables such as I, Ro, Ha, Ni…(い、ろ、は、に…). Enjoying the game, they can learn proverbs. Their advice is useful not only for children but also for adults as well. Let’s see one of the proverbs. “Yoshino-zui-kara Tenjo-wo-nozoku”(よしのずいから天井を覗く). It means that “If you look the ceiling through a small tube of reed, you cannot see it the whole.” =You should better taking a wider view to make a good decision.
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