Aug 28, 2019
Ten Hirokawa workshops and studios will come together to show the beauty and appeal of Kurume kasuri, made with traditional techniques handed down from Edo to the present Reiwa era...
Apr 9, 2019
Kurogi in Yame is known for its thousands of beautiful wisteria, which create gorgeous purple curtains of flowers. Susano Shrine, where the festival will be held, boasts of wisteri...
Feb 22, 2019
The plum blossom is Fukuoka’s prefectural flower and signals the arrival of spring. From February to March visitors can admire tens of thousands of plum trees spanning 80 hectares....
Sep 27, 2018
Three terrific experiences this autumn in Yame! Sample award-winning Traditional Authentic Yame Gyokuro (tea) in a sophisticated setting with a variety of handmade Japanese confect...
Sep 7, 2018
On August 27, it was officially announced that Thailand has agreed to receive fruit from Yame City (Fukuoka Prefecture) from November this year, after the quality of the produce wa...
Aug 28, 2018
This festival will give participants the chance to find out more about Kurume kasuri. A total of 12 workshops and studios will come together for the event, providing a snapshot of ...
May 17, 2018
A new textile atelier will open in Hirokawa this weekend. Mr. Yamamura, who has been weaving Kurume kasuri for over thirty years, will be offering his wares at special prices durin...
Apr 3, 2018
The star of the event is the 620-year-old Kurogi fuji (wisteria), a designated National Natural Monument with vines extending for meters. It’s visited by 200,000 people every year!...
Feb 27, 2018
On this tour we’ll take you to some of the best cherry blossom sites in Yame, including the tunnel of sakura trees at Muryojuin Temple, the long line of sakura trees at Yabe River,...
Jan 30, 2018
Yame, famous for green tea, has a long history of doll production and is a wonderful place to see hina matsuri doll displays. Yame is also an excellent area to...