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Musings #26: Help Me Identify This #Karuta Deck

IMG_20151103_120929Is there anyone out there who can read japanese and can identify these cards?    I know some hiragana, but obviously that doesn’t help when you are only at the “my name is” stage!    I got the set for free.   I thought they were iroha karuta, but they are double sided.

Sorry, the left one is upside down!

Sorry, the left one is upside down!

Hiragana sentences are on the back…no separate reading cards; a few are missing.   Each red card has a black duplicate.   The black cards have kanji in the upper right; the red cards have hiragana.  The red cards have much longer phrasing with kanji too on the back written in black ink.  The black cards have short hiragana-only sentences written in red ink.  I am pretty sure the phrases are proverbs.  I can’t read kanji, but I think the right card says, ” ton de hi ni iru natsu no mushi.”

Anyone know what the name of this deck is?


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