Aug 3, 2017
Kurume's huge water-themed festival sees all kinds of performances take place in the downtown area of the city. Meiji-dori Street will be pedestrianized during the event and...
Jun 27, 2017
Kurume Ramen Seiyo-ken is holding a special campaign to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the creation of tonkotsu ramen. Take a picture in their special tonkatsu bath photo booth ...
Apr 5, 2017
Kurume Tsutsuji (azalea) Festival, now in its 60th year, is one of the biggest plant festivals in Japan. As well as azalea viewing (over 2,000 azalea on show!) there will be flower...
Mar 28, 2017
On March 18th and 19th the twentieth anniversary of the Kurume Kasuri Expo was held and attracted more people than ever – including us! Twenty-eight manufacturers displayed t...
Mar 1, 2017
The 20th Kurume Kasuri Ai (Indigo), Ai (Love), Deai (Meet) Festival is the biggest Kurume Kasuri Festival in Japan! Celebrate the festival’s 20th anniversary with two days dedicate...
Feb 15, 2017
The Ishibashi Bunka Center has the largest rose garden in Fukuoka. The peak season lasts for about a month starting in early May with 2,600 roses of over 400 varieties.
Feb 14, 2017
Yoshida Hiroshi (1876~1950) spent his time wandering the mountains and fields of Japan in search of natural beauty to paint. His friends called him ‘the demon of painting’ because ...
Jan 5, 2017
Jojima is one of Japan’s top sake-producing areas and is home to many sake breweries, nine of which will join the annual Jojima Sake Barrel Opening Festival...
Dec 19, 2016
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...
Nov 22, 2016
There is a rumor in the air: the fashion-world has cottoned on to Kurume Kasuri. Eager to see what the fuss is all about, Fukuoka Now took a day trip to Kurume City. Kurume, today,...