- Fukuoka Topics
Jan 31, 2019 Now Reports
Hakata Hasami: Scissors as Sharp as a Samurai Sword
Hakata hasami (scissors), a local handicraft, can last a lifetime if cared for properly, and their sharpness is comparable to that of a samurai sword! Only highly skilled artisans ...
Dec 20, 2018 Now Reports
Meet Geigi at the Hakata Traditional Performing Arts Centre
Across from Kushida Shrine sits a building with traditional lattice doors. This is the Hakata Traditional Performing Arts Centre, which opened in 2017 to spread the word about Haka...
Nov 27, 2018 Now Reports
Fun for Everyone: Fukuoka’s Athletic Facilities
On December 1, Fukuoka’s newest municipal gymnasium, the Teriha Sekisui House Arena, will open on Island City in Higashi Ward. The four-story building is full of facilities and equ...
Oct 26, 2018 Now Reports
Hanahata Horticultural Park
If you like fruit, then Hanahata Horticultural Park is the place for you. Despite being inside the city limits, you can enjoy fruits and flowers year-round. The 14.7-ha park opened...
Sep 27, 2018 Now Reports
Hakata-ori Textiles Turn 777
According to one theory, Hakata is the birthplace of the woven textiles in Japan. The industry is said to have begun after a merchant named Mitsuda Yazaemon brought back weaving te...
Aug 28, 2018 Now Reports
Fukuoka on the Big and Small Screens
Fukuoka has been the setting for many films and television shows, and it is the work of the Fukuoka Film Commission to encourage and facilitate filming in the city. In Japan, many ...
Jul 26, 2018 Now Reports
Enjoyable Evening Museum Events during the Summer
With summer here, there are more opportunities for family fun. For something slightly out of the ordinary, why not try stopping by an evening event at the aquarium, zoo or one of t...
Jun 26, 2018 Now Reports
Step Back in Time with a Visit to the Hakoshima Residence
The Karatsu Kaido was a spur line of the Nagasaki Kaido, an Edo era highway that connected modern-day Kitakyushu with Karatsu (Saga Prefecture) via Fukuoka City. There were five re...
May 28, 2018 Now Reports
Old Prefectural Guest Hall and Suijo Park
If you’ve ever walked through Tenjin Chuo Park, then you’ve probably noticed the Old Prefectural Guest Hall. Erected in 1910, this French Renaissance-style building is a rare examp...
Apr 26, 2018 Now Reports
Fukuoka: Birthplace of the Ever-popular Sazae-san
Everyone in Japan knows the cartoon character Sazae-san. Originally a manga comic strip penned by Machiko Hasegawa, Sazae-san was turned into an animated TV series 50 years ago and...