On January 3, 2024, at Yasaka Shrine in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, the annual New Year's "Karuta Begin Ceremony" was held. Karuta Hime, dressed in Heian costume, performed her first moves.

It was sponsored by Yasaka Shrine, with cooperation from the Kinki Branch of the All Japan Karuta Association. The "Karuta Beginner Ceremony" has been held since 1971.

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