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,...
Oct 21, 2016
Sample 100 kinds of sake from 19 companies that gather for this two-day sake event in Kurume. Purchase a sake-tasting ticket (valid for one day only) to taste as many as you like, ...
Oct 12, 2016
Gibbon Slacklines is hosting the Gibbon Cup 2016 in Kurume featuring world champion slackline Yukimi Fukuda. Entry to the event is free and the competition will be a true display o...
Oct 12, 2016
Fukuoka Now is pleased to announce this very special tour to see one of Kurume's finest traditional manufacturing processes: Kurume Kasuri. This full-day tour includes a delicious ...