Setsubun at Sumiyoshi Jinja Shrine

Celebrated across Japan, Setsubun marks the beginning of spring with a ritual in which people throw beans at masked demons and chant, “Out with demons…

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3D Projection Mapping ‘One Piece Water Spectacle’ at Canal City

One of Japan’s largest 3D projection mapping (20m high, 65m long) shows is at Canal City. From Nov. 19 (Sat.) they will…

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Drum Tao Bukyo Show

This internationally famous Japanese drumming group has performed on over 250 stages worldwide. Using wadaiko (Japanese drums)…

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse Fukuoka

Yearning for a good steak? Then look no further than Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, a New York icon now open in Fukuoka. Wolfgang’s uses only USDA Prime Black Angus, a certification attained by just 2~3% of all U.S. beef…

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Sumiyoshi Jinja Shrine Yokozuna Dohyo-iri Dedication

The yokozuna dohyo-iri dedication is a ceremony in which a yokozuna (grand champion of sumo) enters the sumo ring. This is an official event held annually by the…

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Sumiyoshi Jinja Shrine Festival (Sumo Festival)

A celebration of sumo! Events include the chigo ceremony (costumed children process around the shrine’s grounds), a children’s sumo competition and…

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The Oriental Market with JPN Style

At this bric-a-brac market you can peruse a wide selection of goods from over twenty countries! There will also be gourmet food and drink stalls, stalls selling…

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The Oriental Market at Sumiyoshi Jinja Shrine

At this bric-a-brac market you can peruse a wide selection of goods from over twenty countries! Bric-a-brac shop Sweet Rocket Plus is hosting this incarnation of the fair at Sumiyoshi Jinja Shrine, and they’ll be joined by several other local shops which sell…

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Canal City 20th Anniversary Events

On Apr. 20 (Wed.), Canal City officially turned 20! To celebrate, they will be hosting several events from Apr. 23 (Sat.) ~ May 8 (Sun.). 190 shops will participate in the 20th Anniversary Sale, some offering discounts of up to 60%! Some shops will…

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Sushi Naniwa

Located near Sumiyoshi Shrine, Naniwa is run by second-generation owner Tadao Obayashi. His love of local seafood stems from a part-time job at the Nagahama Seafood Market where he learned that “only fishermen know the true flavor of seafood.” Every day, he visits…

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