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.....
Dec 13, 2019
A Kurume-based female rugby team Nanairo Prism Fukuoka established on December 10. Managed by local organization Nanairo Lab, the team will actively work on promoting the popularit...
Dec 9, 2019
Approximately 300,000 lights have been put up around the square in front of the Nishitetsu Kurume Station East Exit and Meiji Dori to transform the streets of Kurume into a magical...
Dec 2, 2019
Japanese drum group Drum Tao is back in Fukuoka! Performing in over 500 cities worldwide to more than 8 million spectators, ranking top three on iTunes in five countries when they ...
Nov 20, 2019
Numerous Japanese crafts have been passed down throughout the generations, with some dating back as far as ancient times. Many have gained...
Nov 14, 2019
This festival celebrates the beautiful 1.2 km stretch of 260 Yanagisaka wax trees in the Toyoda area. The trees were planted by the Kurume...
Nov 12, 2019
Ishibashi Cultural Center is a multipurpose facility with an art museum, music hall, and library, donated by its founder, Shojiro Ishibashi, to Kurume City. It also has a vast Japa...
Nov 11, 2019
Enjoy two days of awesome live shows and street performances at venues all over Kurume City this November! All kinds of acts will appear at several different locations, such as the...
Oct 29, 2019
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...