Art & Culture
Beauty & Health
Apr 19, 2019
A few weeks ago I received a question from a reader. According to him when non-Japanese check into a hotel in Japan, hotel staff ask to copy their ID. “This is reasonable for a non...
Apr 18, 2019
Dontaku, derived from the Dutch word Zondag (holiday) is one of the largest festivals in Japan, attracting two million spectators annually. On May 3 & 4, the parades begin with the...
Apr 11, 2019
Even skies of gray couldn’t dampen this burst of color in the heart of Tenjin, steps away from Nishitetsu Fukuoka Station in Kego Park. Flower City Fukuoka Spring Festival is an in...
Apr 10, 2019
At the beginning of Spring, you may notice clusters of people digging at the mouth of the Muromigawa River. They’re not panning for gold, but for something much tastier - clams! In...
Apr 8, 2019
Thanks to Fukuoka Now, I was lucky enough to score a ticket to attend the Fukuoka Asia Collection (FACo) Spring/Summer 2019 event, which you may be familiar with as it has become q...
Apr 5, 2019
Yanagawa is an old canal town about an hour from Tenjin on the Nishitetsu line. Every week, I go there to teach English to my wonderful student and friend Keiko. Last October I men...
Apr 2, 2019
Andrew Thomson’s new book, Bridge to the Gods: Tales from Kyushu, is a wonderful dive into Kyushu’s history, food, and community. Andrew’s father, Peter Thomson, was a professional...
Mar 29, 2019
Who could resist? Just hearing that twenty top pizza chefs from around Japan and Italy would be there baking pizzas using high quality imported (and some domestic) ingredients - we...
Mar 28, 2019
“It’s not the destination, it's the journey.” True, but it's also the food! In this issue, we introduce three new sightseeing trains operating near Fukuoka. What could be better th...
The Fukuoka Art Museum reopened on Mar. 21 after extensive renovations lasting two-and-a-half years. Aiming to create a more open facility, a new entrance was built on the Ohori Pa...