Okuno Karuta Ten

Sushi Bar Matching Card Game

$ 26

Extend your knowledge of sushi with this fun card matching game, Sushi Bar! Not only is it a game that features collage artwork, (“Chigiri-e”), created by cutting Japanese gaily-colored paper, but it also gives the user detailed information about different species of fish used for sushi and allows you to learn some Japanese culture. 

With sushi becoming a popular dish within the world, this card game allows people to learn what they are consuming, and useful information for a great conversation starter the next time you go out and consume sushi. Each set of fish will feature the Japanese name of the featured fish/shellfish, English name, how it is written in Japanese, and detailed information regarding the fish/shellfish in English. Because it is written in English and Japanese, it also makes it an ideal gift for someone! 

Each package comes with 62 matching cards with different collage art per set, along with postcards.

How to play Sushi Bar
  1. The game is for any number of players. After shuffling, spread out the cards face down on the table and decide the order of play.
  2. The first player turns over any two cards in one go but does not pick them up.
  3. If the player chooses two matching halves of the fish or shellfish correctly, the player keeps these cards as a pair and plays again until the player fails to find a matching pair.
  4. When two cards do not match correctly, they should be turned face down again in their original position. This is important as the player’s memory helps them to find the matching halves. Then the next player turns over two cards and the game continues until all the matching halves have been found.
  5. If a player turns over Special Cards A, B, or C, so-called lucky cards, the player can turn over another card once for (Card A), twice for (Card B), and three times for (Card-C). If a player turns over the Joker or Fishbones card, the player cannot play another card and it is the next player’s turn.

                   Card A: Soy sauce dipping dish and its pot.
                   Card B: A cup of hot green tea (“Agari”).
                   Card C: A Hot sake bottle (“Tokkuri”) and a small cup (“Choko”).

     6. The winner is the person with the highest number of cards or “pairs” at the end.

     7. The number of cards can be reduced according to the number of players.

Okuno Karuta Ten

The Okuno Karuta Shop was established back in 1921 originally named Ikuka Okuno Shoten. As of 1975, they moved their store to their current location and opened sales up to the general consumer. Their second floor of the building is an exhibition, displaying a vast variety of different types of cards and artwork. They not only import a variety of cards and games, but they also produce their own as well. They currently have a variety of indoor games from playing cards to chess pieces.

Sushi Bar

5.8" W x 4.2" D x 1.2" H

Aigami Paper Cards

• 5 oz

Tokyo, Japan