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Jul 1, 2021Now Reports
Hakata Gion Yamakasa Kazariyama Guide 2021
Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a traditional festival in Fukuoka with a history of more than 770 years, held from July 1 to 15 every year, and the most popular early summer event. This ye...
Jun 7, 2021Now Reports
Fukuoka Kitchen Car Guide 2021
With its yatai culture (mobile food stalls), Fukuokans are accustomed to eating outdoors, so it’s no surprise that kitchen cars are doing well here. The pandemic gave a massive boo...
Mar 21, 2021Now Reports
Kurume Kasuri Guide 2021
Kurume Kasuri is a traditional textile from the Chikugo region that has been handed down over the generations. It is currently produced in Kurume City, Hirokawa Town (in Yame Distr...
Mar 19, 2021Now Reports
Kurume Kasuri: Experience Fukuoka’s Traditional Textile First Hand
Although we think nothing of buying clothes nowadays, there was a time in the past when people in each household made their own clothing from...
Jul 13, 2020Now Reports
Kakigori Guide 2020 – The Best Spots for Shaved Ice in Fukuoka!
In the fierce heat of the Fukuoka sun, kakigori is the most delicious way to cool off. This seasonal treat consists of delicately shaved ice, as fluffy as freshly fallen snow, whic...
Apr 21, 2020Now Reports
Sansai (山菜) – A Beginner’s Guide to Foraging in Fukuoka
Report by Ben Rosenberg Disclaimer: Picking and eating wild plants can be fun but also incredibly dangerous. Many plants have poisonous look-alikes, and the utmost caution must be ...
Oct 21, 2019Now Reports
Kakashi Matsuri Guide 2019
No, it’s not cosplay in the countryside and it’s unrelated to Halloween, but yes, there’s something funky going on in the rice fields! Each autumn, some farming villages crank up t...
Jul 9, 2019Now Reports
Fukuoka Summer Festival Guide 2019
Summer is the season for local community festivals all over Japan. Some are big, and some are small, but they are an excellent opportunity to meet your neighbors and enjoy Japanese...
Jun 27, 2019Now Reports
Fukuoka Summer Bargain Guide 2019
It’s time for summer sales here in Fukuoka! Here’s a list of the best bargains for 19 Fukuoka’s major shopping centers. Don’t miss this chance to find that summer dress you’ve alwa...
Feb 6, 2019Now Reports
Fukuoka Sakagura Biraki Guide 2019
Fukuoka is blessed with good quality water and rice, making it one of the best places to brew sake in the country. The prefecture is home to 70 breweries, which is the 5th highest ...