We demonstrated Ogura Hyakunin-isshu Kyogi Karuta to British people at the international Mind Sports Olympiad (MSO) held in London in August 2001.
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Here I am about to depart for the MSO event from the Stones' home in Cambridge, England.
The previous night, we worked hard to prepare some materials for explaining Karuta to British people.
We greatly appreciate Karuta players in Japan for lending us Karuta cards and a lot of other materials.
We arrive at the venue!
Pictured are Mutsumi Stone (left), Maori Miki (right), and I.
First we will teach Karuta to visitors from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
After that, we will demonstrate a match in an auditorium at the MSO's university venue!
Could it really go well?
We had great expectations and fears.