Introducing Kurume Kasuri

At first glance, kasuri looks simple. It’s a cotton fabric that comes in various shades of blue with recurring patterns in white. Next to the bright colors of a silk kimono, you’d be forgiven for thinking that this textile is, frankly, plain.

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January 2017 Fukuoka Now

The January issue of Fukuoka Now is out now and is packed with all the usual restaurant reviews, event listings and new spots in town. If you’re starting to feel the winter cold, go no further than Hakata Hiiragi, which serves up some of the best taiyaki (fish-shaped pastries) in town.

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This Month in Fukuoka: January 2017

Welcome to Fukuoka Now! Since 1998 our team of local experts have been introducing the best of Fukuoka to the world. Here are our This Month picks for the month of January, featuring Hakata Hiiragi, serving some of the best taiyaki in town; Shochu Bar Sunkujira, with a gorgeous collection of fine shochu and awamori and Acchantei, a must try for all champon lovers. Enjoy, and let us know what you think!

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Fukuoka Foodie Flashback 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, Fukuoka Now looks back at some of the many great places we’ve visited…

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America’s Cup World Series Fukuoka 2016 – Your Guide

The ninth stage of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series will come to Fukuoka Nov. 18-20 – the first America’s Cup race to be held in Asia…

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November 2016 Fukuoka Now

November’s Issue of Fukuoka Now features two monster sporting events. Nov. 18~20, the America’s Cup World Series kicks off in Fukuoka, the first time an America’s Cup race has ever been staged in Asia…

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This Month in Fukuoka – November 2016

Welcome to Fukuoka Now! Since 1998 our team of local experts have been introducing the best of Fukuoka to the world. Here are our This Month picks for the month of November, featuring a beautiful cafe/pen-shop, a bar with a vertical garden and a fantastic noodle spot. Enjoy, and let us know what you think!

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Kyushu Basho 2016 – Fukuoka Sumo!

For two weeks in November, Fukuoka will transform into the home of sumo. The streets of the city will be made more exciting by the odd glimpse of the rikishi (wrestlers), their hulking mass, elegantly fanned top-knot, full kimono and aroma of talcum powder making them an easy spot amongst the regulars…

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Oct 2016 Fukuoka Now

October marks the start of Autumn proper and one of the most pleasant seasons in Fukuoka. The significance of the changing season isn’t lost to the Japanese and, throughout Autumn, Fukuokans can be seen enjoying themselves at one of the many colourful festivals in Hakata that make up Akihaku…

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Hakata Akihaku Guide 2016

The Hakata area comes alive in fall, with the Hakata Akihaku – a series of colorful events and festivals in October and November with food, drink, art and music galore…

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