What's New

Prepared for iOS9.

App Description

Play this “Hiragana-Karuta” with your children who have just begun learning hiragana, the Japanese cursive syllabary.

Here is the Japanese karuta, using 46 hiraganas with illustrations that are familiar with you.

◆How to play this app◆
Listen to the words in Japanese, especially the last hiragana sound. Then find and touch the card that you’ve listened to.
Each of the card shows hiragana clearly so that you can find it easily.
The Japanese words you hear are about something familiar with you, and the cards you touch describe their illustrations.
The hiragana is read randomly. Complete all of the 46 cards as soon as you can.

This app is for children before entering elementary schools and for those who has just begun learning Japanse. Being able to read hiragana enables you to communicate basically in Japanese, and it must be the basis of learning in Japanese.

This app lets your children recognize how to read hiragana as well as its shapes, operating and playing it by themselves.
Try it with your lovely children together.


Gloding Inc. has created another app “Hiragana Training” for those who are interested in hiragana. You can practice writing hiragama with your fingers. (Fee-charging)

iPhone Screenshots

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Hiragana-Karuta for iPhone screenshot 1 Hiragana-Karuta for iPhone screenshot 2

App Changes

  • June 06, 2014 Initial release
  • August 29, 2014 New version 1.2
  • September 29, 2014 New version 1.4
  • October 11, 2014 New version 1.7
  • October 22, 2014 New version 1.8
  • March 12, 2015 New version 1.9
  • May 28, 2015 New version 2.0
  • August 14, 2015 New version 2.0.1
  • December 01, 2015 New version 2.0.2