Sep 23, 2015
Today we visited a village near Hita, Oita Prefecture that was inhabited by scarecrows! 案山子（かかし）祭り in 天ヶ瀬 The festival (display) continues until Nov. 8/ Japanese website: http://ww...
Aug 7, 2015
Hakata Machiya Furusato-ka, the hands-on local history and culture museum in the heart of the city, turns 20 on Aug. 10. On Aug. 9 at 16:00, a commemorative Summer Festival will be...
Aug 4, 2015
Those who love pliés and pirouettes will be happy to hear that something very special is in the works. Last week, internationally seasoned ballet professionals Frank van Tongeren a...
May 31, 2015
Over the last few months, we’ve charted the formation and growth of Comedy Fukuoka, an organisation that has dedicated itself to bringing laughs to Fukuoka. Only in January we cove...
Aug 6, 2014
If you missed out on this year’s Ohori Fireworks Festival, here’s your chance to see another an even bigger fireworks display in Kyushu. The 355th Chikugo-gawa Fireworks Festival d...
Dec 6, 2013
Thursday Dec. 5, Atago Shrine in Fukuoka’s Nishi-ku let off a billowing cloud of smoke as part of proceedings of its annual Fire Festival. The Shinto festival invites visitors to p...
Jul 24, 2013
Fukuoka Now has got limited supply of discount tickets to Fukuoka’s biggest summer festivals – Isla de Salsa and Sunset Live! ▶½ PRICE ISLA DE SALSA TICKETSJust ¥2,250 ...
Feb 28, 2013
The first Tenjin Hina Doll Festival will be held Mar. 1~3. Elgala Passage, between the two Daimaru department stores, will be the main area for the festival. Craft events will be h...
Jan 31, 2013
Yoshiko Swain, Fukuoka Dance Fringe Festival Artistic Director Interview by Matt Perkins Yoshiko Swain directs several dance festivals in Fukuoka including the upcoming Fukuoka Dan...
Sep 19, 2012
This week’s Fukuoka International Film Festival has so many movies, it can be hard to choose what to see. Fukuoka Now Festival reporter Eryk Salvaggio has some recommendations to h...