Ten important points for the competitive "Karuta"

Hitoshi Takano JUL/2015

[ Dai-ju-jo ] Dai-ju-jo : Yousha zaishin o kimo ni meizu beshi."

(Article-10)     You should keep "Yousha-Zaishin" in mind.
  [ Note ]
     "Yousha-Zaishin" is a word in "Okugaki of Hyakunin Syuka" by Teika Fujiwara.
     He selected and edited "Hyakunin-Issyu" .
     "Yousha-Zaishin" means nearly "I will decide about my tactics on my own." in a game of the competitive "Karuta".

   "During the game, players must be fathful to one's tactics. Take a full responsibility of the outcome. Never blame others."

I try to explain "dai-10-jo".

"yousha" : adoption or rejection; choice; separating the needed from the unneeded
"zaishin" : indwell in one's heart
"yousha zaishin" : This is key word in this article. It is difiicult to translate for me.
Please refer to notes.
"kimo ni meizu" : keep in mind;
     to impress[stamp, engrave, imprint, inscribe]a fact on one's mind―into one's soul

"Teika Fujiwara" is called "Fujiwara no Sadaie" who is known as "Gon-chunagon Sadaie" in "Hyakunin Issyu".
Fujiwara no Sadaie (1162-1241) was a noble and poet who lived in early Kamakura period from last years of Heian period.
He wrote "yousha zaishin" in "Okugaki of Hyakunin Syuka", when he selected and edited "Hyakunin Syuka".
”Okugaki” means neary "the postscript". "Hyakunin Syuka" is almost same as "Hyakunin Issyu".
Strangely enough, "Hyakunin Syuka" has 101 poets and 101 poems.
It doesn't have "Gotoba-In" and "Juntoku-In".
However , it has three defferent poets.
There are "Ichijo-In kougou no miya", "Gon-chunagon-Nagakata" and "Gon-chunagon-Kunizane".
"Hyakunin Syuka" has the theory with the model of "Hyakunin Issyu".

He left that he chose all the poetry by his decision.
He had all the responsibility of the choice.
He did not mind the evaluation from others.
These are mind of "yousha zaishin".

We play "Hyakunin Issyu" selected by him, now.
I think that we want to study it from his mind called "yousha zaishin".
We decide the tactics in a game, place cards and accomplish a strategy.
We succeed and fail.
We win some, we lose some.
These all is own responsibility.
Therefore how about the result, and have confidence toward one's decision.
It is mind of "yousha zaishin".

You must not be sorry in the middle of a game.
You should advances until there is an end without turning around.
After having been finished all, it is good that you reflect.

I want to convey words and mind of "yousha zaishin" of Teika Fujiwara in the last article.

The Japanese classical literature did not come including "The Tale of Genji" in the present age if there was not him.
Because he copied them by hand, kept them severely.
If there was not him above all, "Hyakunin Issyu" did not exist.
Therefore we cannot play "kyogi karuta".
Sir.Teika Fujiwara is a great.
We must value his words called "yousha zaishin".

* Ten important points for "Kyogi Karuta"
* Top page of "SFC Karuta Kai"
* Top page of "Keio Karuta Kai"
* How to play the comoetitive "Karuta"
* What's "Ogura-Hyakunin-Issyu"
* "Certification" of "Dan-i" for the competitive "KARUTA"