Learn about Japanese board games and other fun activities
every Monday in the garden!
Stop by Nikka Yuko for Yugi [Game] Mondays and try a game of Go, Shogi, or Karuta with our hosts and hostesses! Other games and activities may be added. Game play is included with your admission to the garden.
Go is a strategy game with simple rules, but endless strategies. Previously thought to be unsolvable by a machine, Google has produced a program that is capable of beating reigning champions!
Shogi is Japanese chess. As is typical for Japan, they upped the ante and made it more complicated. We offer a range of board variations to cater to everyone from beginner to expert.
Karuta literally means "card" from the Portuguese word "carta". This particular game is a matching game. In Japan, this game would typically involve matching different ways of writing the same poem.