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.....
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...