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'Karuta' card store still going strong 90 years on

National Sep 4, 2013

'Karuta' card store still going strong 90 years on

by Satoshi Toi

Nobuo Okuno, 82, has been selling traditional "karuta" playing cards at a store that has been operating in Tokyo's Kanda-Jimbocho district for more than 90 years. "Playing karuta, you have to use your eyes, ears and brain, so you can enhance concentration," Okuno said. "It ...