Mar 30, 2020
Kurume Kasuri is a traditional textile from the Chikugo region that has been handed down over the generations. It is currently produced in Kurume City, Hirokawa Town (in Yame Distr...
Mar 24, 2020
Morisaki, a Kurume-based manufacturer of industrial cutter dies, is giving away dies that can be used to cut fabric to make masks. As a contribution to...
Mar 13, 2020
As mask shortages continue amid COVID-19 expansion, a local textile maker has come up with a creative response to the challenge. Rooring Factory Shop, which produces clothes and ot...
Feb 12, 2020
Witness approximately 140 white and red plum blossoms come into full bloom from mid-February at the Ishibashi...
Feb 7, 2020
The renowned composer Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) was born in Poland and moved to Paris. The short but passionate life...
Jan 31, 2020
Kurume Kasuri Ai, Ai, Deai (Indigo, Love, Encounter) Festival is returning for its 23rd edition. This is one of Japan’s largest...
Jan 24, 2020
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 ...
Jan 23, 2020
World-famous high-end fashion brand Fendi has collaborated with Moonstar, the Kurume-based...
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...
Dec 17, 2019
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.....