Traditional Crafts

j cocomo’s urushi lacquer tableware has very contemporary feel.

"What kind of image do you have of urushi lacquerware? " If I had asked this question to other Japanese people, most of them would say "expensive" and "very traditional".
Traditional Crafts

I went to get rid of bad luck!

I went to a shrine for Yakubarai. Yakubarai is a ritual to get rid of bad luck.I go to Wakahachimangu shrine to get purified every year after I became freelancer.

Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum

Japanese traditional crafts have a long history that has carried on for ages.Hakataori and Hakata dolls are the most famous of Fukuoka city's traditional arts and crafts, but there are more.

11 Historical places in Hakata, Fukuoka

There are many historical and cultural places in Hakata, Fukuoka. If you are visiting Fukuoka and love Japanese culture, you can not miss these places. We have listed for you the 11 places that you can walk to from Hakata station within 30 mins.

Fukuoka is getting a lot of attention?!

Fukuoka city is located on the the northern shore of Kyushu island, and the capital city of Fukuoka Prefecture. Fukuoka is Japan’s sixth largest city.

Hakata, Fukuoka

Hakata is the name of the bay that probably brought people to this area ten thousand, or more, years ago. Hakata is the ...

Fukuoka’s Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival

The Hakata Gion Yamakasa festival is held between the 1st and 15th of July in the district around Hakata station and cul...
Food and Drinks

Fastidiously handmade Himono by Oshimaya in Omuta city, Fukuoka

Himono is a popular dish for Japanese.This time we visited Omuta city in Fukuoka where fresh fish are assembled from all around Kyushu, and interviewed Oshimaya which makes additive‐free Himono (dried fish) in an old-fashioned way.