Founded by the manga writer Suetsugu Yuki of the manga “Chihayafuru”, the “Chihayafuru Fund” was established to support the development of Karuta industry. With this, the official website of the fund comic artist community “Komichi” started operation on Jan. 14.
The “Chihayafuru Fund” is a general incorporated association, launched by the manga writer Suetsugu Yuki of Chihayafuru, which aims to deliver information on competitions, support the operation of various tournaments, and further spread and reinvigorate Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.
Putting up a slogan: “For everyone who loves Karuta,” based on her strong intention: “I’d like to give back to Karuta, ” the fund will provide support to reduce the operational burden of various costs related to Karuta.
It will also work on continuous and multifaceted support for the further renaissance of Karuta and Ogura Hyakunin Isshu.
“Chihayafuru Fund” will sponsor “Chihayafuru Ogurayama Cup”, which will be held at Saga Arashiyama Museum of Arts and Culture on Feb. 23, 2020.