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Feb 6, 2019
Shiseido Japan Co., Ltd. has announced the construction of a new factory in Kurume City. The factory will be built on a 97,000-square-meter area in Kurume Ukiha Industrial Complex,...
Jan 15, 2019
The abundant waters of Chikugo River as well as the large grain rice and fragrant Hita cedar trees in the Jojima area make it an excellent place for brewing sake. Even today, many ...
Dec 21, 2018
The Kurume Kasuri Discovery Tour, organized by Fukuoka Now in conjunction with local government offices and the Kurume Kasuri Cooperative Association, set out to introduce this tra...
Dec 14, 2018
This 1,600-year-old tsuina (ceremony to exorcise evil spirits) is one of Japan’s three main fire festivals. After being guarded for seven days, the “devil fire” is transferred to s...
Nov 26, 2018
William Morris was a nineteenth-century British philosopher, poet, and textile designer. He was known for helping to revive handcrafted designs during the Industrial Revolution whe...
Nov 14, 2018
This festival celebrates the beautiful 1.1 km stretch of 250 Yanagisaka wax trees in the Toyoda area. The trees were planted by the Kurume Clan about 250 years ago in order to gath...
Nov 6, 2018
The entire area of the Ishibashi Cultural Center turns into one whole museum for this special art festival! Artworks by professionals as well as locals and young children will be d...
Oct 23, 2018
The town of Jojima is well-known for their sake (rice wine). Ride the free shuttle bus from Daizenji Sta. and then tour four breweries. Buy a Nomikurabe Ochoko (tasting cup) to sam...
Aug 23, 2018
Fans of yakitori, the “soul food” of Kurume, will find themselves in grilled, smoky heaven: this gathering of 12 yakitori booths draws 50,000 meat lovers from in and outside the pr...
Jul 11, 2018
Volunteers are wanted in Kurume for flood relief efforts. The team will help clean up homes of flood-affected families and institutions and are expected to work from 10 a.m. to 3 p...