Dec 1, 2021
The shishi-mai (lion dance), which is part and parcel of New Year’s celebrations, is a traditional folk dance performed by dancers wearing large lion-headed costumes. Because lions...
Oct 29, 2021
Aburayama, a mountain that stretches across the southern part of Fukuoka City, is known for its great vistas. From the Katae Observatory, located halfway up the mountain, you can e...
Sep 30, 2021
Komuso were Buddhist priests who wore woven straw baskets called tengai on their heads and travelled around the country playing the shakuhachi flute. These uniquely dressed monks o...
Aug 24, 2021
Nokonoshima is known for the many different flowers that bloom there throughout the year. In past articles, we have introduced the flowers that bloom from spring to early summer, l...
Jul 30, 2021
Just a short walk from JR Yoshizuka Station, the Yoshizuka Shopping Street was reopened as the Yoshizuka Little Asia Market at the end of 2020. With restaurants and food stores ser...
Jul 1, 2021
Due to the pandemic, several public facilities, including museums, art museums and libraries, have started offering services you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. Althou...
Jun 1, 2021
Nagoya and Yamaguchi are well-known for the traditional Japanese sweet called uiro, but some believe the chewy steamed cakes originated in Hakata. This is because of a stone monum...
Apr 26, 2021
Spring has sprung, and this is a great time of year to take a stroll in the shade of Fukuoka’s tree-lined streets. Technically...
Mar 23, 2021
Fukuoka was home to the first public library in Japan. Called the Kushida Bunko, it was opened in 1818 on the premises of Kushida Shrine, the grand tutelary shrine of Hakata. Altho...
Mar 1, 2021
Not far from the bay, Atago Shrine is located on top of Mt. Atago in Nishi Ward. From its hilltop perch, the shrine affords visitors panoramic views of the Momochihama district, wh...