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Nov 27, 2019 Now Reports
Kosoji: Home of the Anakannon
In Minami Ward, Kosoji Temple is home to an old tomb called the Anakannon dating back to the late Kofun era (6th century). The tomb mound measures approximately 20 meters in diamet...
Oct 30, 2019 Now Reports
Enjoying the Beautiful Fall Foliage at Yusentei Park
With autumn comes the changing leaves, and one of the best places in the city to stroll through the beautiful fall foliage is Yusentei. Yusentei Park features a Japanese garden sit...
Sep 20, 2019 Now Reports
Sengai: A Zen Monk Known for Playful Ink Paintings
Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) was a Zen monk who left behind a plethora of playful ink paintings, the most famous of which is just a circle, a triangle and a square (“○△□;” referred to ...
Aug 28, 2019 Now Reports
Asia’s First Rugby World Cup
This September and October, Fukuoka and several other cities in Japan will play host to the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The world cup, which is held once every four years, pits the top t...
Jul 26, 2019 Now Reports
Tachibanayama: A Great Hike for Beginners
Tachibanayama is a mountain 367 m high, located on the border between Higashi Ward and the towns of Shingu and Hisayama. It may not be a very tall mountain, but because it is locat...
Jun 26, 2019 Now Reports
The Perfect Season for Seaside Parks
Fukuoka is home to several seaside parks located along Hakata Bay. One of the city's most popular destinations in the summer is Fukuoka City Seaside Park in Momochihama. A man-made...
May 29, 2019 Now Reports
The Man’yōshū in Fukuoka
Reiwa, Japan’s newest era, has just begun and the name which means “beautiful harmony” was derived from a passage in the Man'yōshū, Japan's oldest anthology of lyrical poetry. One ...
Apr 25, 2019 Now Reports
Sailor Uniforms and the Maypole Dance
Until not very long ago, almost all Japanese schoolgirls wore sailor fuku, or uniforms modeled after sailor suits. But did you know that these uniforms are thought to have originat...
Mar 28, 2019 Now Reports
Kunio Maekawa and the Fukuoka Art Museum
The Fukuoka Art Museum reopened on Mar. 21 after extensive renovations lasting two-and-a-half years. Aiming to create a more open facility, a new entrance was built on the Ohori Pa...
Feb 27, 2019 Now Reports
Fukuoka Tower Turns 30
On Feb. 1, Fukuoka Tower reopened after a major renovation. The observation deck, which affords a 360-degree panorama of the city, mountains and ocean now features virtual reality ...