AB 75-16


  • AB 75-8 a Pencil
  • AB 81-82 Soroban (front)
  • AB 75-16 Riddle Card Game
  • 2006.X.102 Randoseru Backpack (closed)
  • AB 756 d Ruler
  • AB 756 t Book (volume one)
  • 2006.X.199 Photo Album (cover)
  • 2006.X.84 Abacus
  • AB 756 k Box of Crayons (closed)
  • AB 756 a Book Bag (closed)
  • 2009.105.1 a-d Clay Working Tools
  • AB 90-8 Animal School Supplies
  • AB 75-9 Football Pencil
  • 2006.X.86 Planner (cover)
  • AB 82-35 Mojiasobi Game
  • AB 86-5 Chopsticks Set
What is it?
Riddle Card Game
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Where is it from?
When was it made?
Object ID
AB 75-16

This card game of "Riddle Cards" (Nazonazo Karuta) comes in a colorful cardboard box. The box is filled with cards that have pictures or characters on one side and are blank on the other. The exterior of the box shows a bear wearing a mortarboard cap, green overalls, and a red bow tie and holding a book and pointer. The bear is standing in front of a chalkboard attached to a tree outside, teaching a lesson on riddles to a class consisting of a bunny, a chipmunk, and a monkey. 

The rules of the game are not included, but it seems to be a combination of matching and riddle-solving. Each picture card has one large character in a circle, which corresponds to the first character of the corresponding riddle card. The riddle card poses a question (ex. "What grows old in just one day?") and the picture card provides the answer in the image depicted (ex. "A newspaper").

Purchased by Karen Weisel, 1973 & 1975
AB 75-16 Riddle Card Game