Jul 12, 2013
Jesse Kirkwood is Fukuoka Now’s reporter on the scene this year’s Yamakasa festival. Summer is here, you may have noticed, and so is the awesome spectacle of the Hakata Gion Yamaka...
Jun 28, 2013
A meeting will be held today between the Hakata Yamakasa Promotion Association and the Hello Kitty licensed goods producer, Asunarosha, after it was discovered that a towel featuri...
Jun 26, 2013
Fukuoka's most famous festival of the year Hakata Gion Yamakasa Matsuri is just days away and it is breaking not only nationally but also into the world of mascots and characters. ...
Jun 17, 2013
Mizutaki (chicken broth hot pot) is one of Hakata’s best-known local delicacies which has been popular since way back in the Keio era (1865–8).The Hakata Hanamidori chain are amon...
May 15, 2013
The Hakata Gion Yamakasa Promotion Committee has published a new edition of its guidebook on the Hakata Yamakasa festival. First released in 1988, the guidebook explains the variou...
Sep 4, 2012
Although the festivities of this year’s Yamakasa have passed, you can still view the pride of the parade– the Hakata Yamakasa Kazari (a famous Yamakasa float)– at Hakata Riverain 6...
Jul 2, 2012
We Love Tenjin Association is organizing a walking tour of the floats used in the Yamakasa festival. The tour starts at 13:00 on July 8 at Lion Square in front of the Mitsukoshi De...
Jun 14, 2012
Celebrations start on July 1st and doll makers are busy making the decorations for the floats that will be raced through the streets of Hakata during the Yamakasa Festival. The fes...
May 14, 2012
For the first time in two years, the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Promotion Association has released a Yamakasa Guide, in the lead-up to this 2012 Yamakasa Fetsival. The 80-page guide incl...
Jul 1, 2011
You’ve probably already spotted some half-naked men running around town. These men in loincloths are participants in Fukuoka’s most anticipated annual festival, Hakata Gion Yamakas...