Dec 15, 2017
This 1,600-year-old tsuina (ceremony to exorcise evil spirits) is one of Japan’s three main fire festivals. After being guarded for...
Dec 15, 2017
At first glance, kasuri looks simple. It’s a cotton fabric that comes in various shades of blue with recurring patterns in white. Next to the bright colors of a silk kimono, you’d ...
Dec 7, 2017
A special stool that draws on the traditions of Kurume Kasuri and Okawa woodwork has been manufactured by the Shimogawa textile workshop and...
Nov 17, 2017
This year's Yanagisaka Wax Tree Festival is scheduled for mid-November. The event celebrates the beautiful stretch of 200 trees in the Toyoda area, which were planted by the...
Nov 14, 2017
Day trips to Kurume are now easier thanks to the Kuru Kuru Sightseeing tickets. Priced at just ¥8,000/person for a 2-person group, ¥6,000/person for a 3-person group and ¥5,000/per...
Nov 6, 2017
Head to Daizenji Sta. and board a shuttle bus for easy access to the breweries. Once you arrive, be sure to purchase the...
Oct 26, 2017
Following the success of the 2016 edition in Kansai, the World Chanpon Classic (WCC) returns for is eighth edition, this time scheduled to...
Aug 28, 2017
It was announced that the Kenyan track and field team will hold their pre-Olympics training camp in Kurume City, Fukuoka Prefecture. The camp will operate from mid to late July 202...
Aug 22, 2017
Fans of yakitori, the “soul food” of Kurume, will find themselves in grilled, smoky heaven: this gathering of...
Aug 18, 2017
The Kurume Institute of Technology have developed a voice-operated wheelchair with an automated driving system. A subsidiary of Zenrin and Whill, a venture company specializing in....