Mar 29, 2018
On March 17 & 18, the largest Kurume Kasuri event of the year in which 26 manufacturers and wholesalers came together under one roof to offer a wide collection of Kurume kasuri pro...
Mar 27, 2018
On March 22, Nishi-Nippon Railroad Co., Ltd., (Nishitetsu) announced plans to build a residential-style retirement home in Kurume City. The new Suncarna Kurume will be located two ...
Feb 23, 2018
This upcoming festival celebrates Kurume kasuri, one of Japan's premier textiles. The event will see manufacturers and wholesalers set up 26 stores offering visitors the chance to....
Feb 15, 2018
A long, decorative piece of textile is hanging from a bamboo rail. Stepping closer, you see that the patterns against the blue background are, in fact, blurred and hologram-like. Y...
Feb 8, 2018
Located in Chikugo, Jojima is one of the nation's best-known sake producing areas in Kyushu. The annual opening to the public of the local sake breweries is one of the biggest...
Jan 30, 2018
In this tour we’ll introduce you to many of Chikugo's specialty products such as Kurume kasuri (woven textile), Yame tea, and Buddhist altars. We’ll visit...
Jan 30, 2018
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 17, 2018
The Jojima Sake Festival & Brewery Hopping welcomes approximately 110,000 people every year. The abundant waters of Chikugo River as well as the...
Dec 20, 2017
Join us for a special tour behind the scenes at Kurume kasuri artisan workshops. We’ll see traditional natural dyeing...
Dec 15, 2017
Chikugo is an area blessed with not only beautiful nature and scenery, but many tasty treats! On this tour we’ll sample local wines and strawberries...