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. Wakahachimangu shrine is at Hakata and the shrine is famous for Yakubarai. People calls the shrine “Yakuhachiman” or “Yakuyokehachiman”.
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. At Hakata Traditional Craft and Design Museum, located in the Hakata area, many traditional crafts from the area
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. Recently, many cities are struggling with population loss, but the population of Fukuoka City is rising. London-based Monocle magazine has been releasing annual Quality of