Dec 20, 2017
When you stroll around Fukuoka, you may notice some houses with monkey masks hanging over the entrance. These simple unglazed masks may have...
Nov 28, 2017
Every year on Jan. 3, the Tama Seseri festival is held at Hakozakigu Shrine in Higashi Ward. The origin of this festival is unknown, but it is thought to...
Oct 26, 2017
Located in Sawara Ward, Mirakugama is Takatori ware kiln celebrating its 300th anniversary this year. Miraku Kamei, the 15th-generation owner, continues making traditional pottery ...
Sep 27, 2017
On Oct. 1, the new and improved Fukuoka City Science Museum will open on the site of Kyushu University’s old Ropponmatsu Campus. Anyone who grew up in Fukuoka is sure to remember i...
Aug 28, 2017
In the Yoshitake district of Nishi Ward, numerous ruins dating as far back as the Old Stone Age (20,000 years ago) have been unearthed. What are considered the most important of th...
Jul 28, 2017
This April, Fukuoka Growth Next opened inside the former Daimyo Elementary School. The facility aims to support potential entrepreneurs and businesses looking to...
Jun 27, 2017
Every summer, children from over 40 countries and regions in the Asia-Pacific visit the city for the Asian-Pacific Children’s Convention in Fukuoka (APCC). The APCC was first held ...
May 29, 2017
Did you know that the hydrangeas that bloom during the rainy season in June and July are native to Japan? People have enjoyed these flowers since olden times, and they are even men...
Apr 25, 2017
Marine World Uminonakamichi, the only aquarium in Fukuoka Prefecture, reopened on Apr. 12 after undergoing renovations. Previously, the aquarium showcased fish and other ocean life...
Mar 30, 2017
Created by the merger of four schools in the Hakata area (Reisen, Naraya, Gokusho, and Ohama), Hakata Elementary School has garnered nationwide attention for its unique architectur...