Jan 23, 2020
25 spots in Fukuoka Prefecture for plum blossom viewing!
Jan 21, 2020
Strawberry picking is a popular activity in Japan between December and May and Fukuoka is famous for its big, sweet strawberries. Now’s the time to go-a-picking! If you have an app...
Jan 14, 2020
Carlos Ghosn is gone, but what a powerful man! A regular person like me could never act like that. In this article, I would like to briefly analyze the Carlos Ghosn case and share ...
Dec 20, 2019
Arita is the birthplace of porcelain in Japan and since the first porcelain was fired in the early 17th century, the town has flourished as the center of porcelain production in Ja...
Dec 19, 2019
Thankfully, I received a request from a reader about writing a will in Japan, and so I’m writing about that from a non-Japanese person’s perspective. We will all die someday. At th...
Dec 18, 2019
Hatsu-uri literally means “first sale”, and is one of many Japanese ‘first-of-the-year’ traditions, which range from hatsumode, the first shrine visit of the year, to hatsuhinode, ...
Dec 17, 2019
Textiles are an integral part of Japanese history and culture. From ancient times, people have learned to spin yarn out of plants such as hemp, wisteria, kudzu (a Japanese herb), k...
Boom! We begin the decade with Daizenji Tamataregu Oniyo, the fiery winter festival on the cover. And nothing warms the bellies of locals like a motsunabe hot pot, so try it at Mot...
Dec 16, 2019
Hakata Hariko dolls are a local handicraft that dates back to the Edo era. Considered good luck charms, popular characters include tigers. The process of making these dolls has rem...
Dec 16, 2019
Food & Drinks
Located in the quiet neighborhood of the same name just west of Ohori Park, Kuromon Coffee is an authentic roaster cafe situated in a refurbished 90-year old house. Owner Yosuke Ya...