Jul 21, 2020
An exhibition featuring traditional Yame chochin lanterns is currently being held in Yame City. The tradition of the lantern production in the region goes back to the Edo period, a...
Jul 21, 2020
Jul 13, 2020
Nipponia Yamefukushima Merchant Town Hotel opened in Yame City, Fukuoka, in the spring of 2020. The small-scale luxury hotel located in a nationally-designated Preservation Distric...
Jun 26, 2020
Two producers of quality Yame tea visited Fukuoka Prefecture, Governor Hiroshi Ogawa. The farmers won a regional tea competition in May for their gyokuro (Akio & Akiko Kurihara) an...
Feb 28, 2020
Yame is an area located south of Fukuoka City that is rich in beautiful nature. Over the years it has developed a reputation as a leading tea producing region. The gyokuro green te...
Jan 24, 2020
The plum blossom is Fukuoka’s prefectural flower and signals the arrival of spring. From February to March visitors can admire 20,000 blooming...
Oct 31, 2019
Join this local festival, and experience ancient traditional Japanese culture. Enjoy local Yame dishes, watch taiko drum and traditional dance performances, and browse booths for a...
Oct 8, 2019
A special Halloween-themed olle trek will take place in Yame City this October. Over the last couple of years, long distance olle trials have become increasingly popular in Kyushu,...
Sep 27, 2019
A group of creators based in Yame City created a golden tea room on the occasion of a local festival in the city. The room was built inside a container, measuring 2.5 m x 6 m. An e...
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...