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”.Read More →

Hakata is the name of the bay that probably brought people to this area ten thousand, or more, years ago. Hakata is the name of the dialect people in the region speak. Hakata is used for the name of the most famous crafts like Hakata weaving and Hakata dolls. HakataRead More →