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Celebrate With the Locals at These 3 Japanese Festivals in Miyawaka, Fukuoka!

One of the best ways to learn about a town’s culture is through their festivals. From garments and rituals to dances and instruments, every little detail of the festival has its own meaning. Here are some of the festivals that you can experience in Fukuoka’s Miyawaka City (宮若市)! Miyawaka is one of the 28 cities…

The Annual Karaage Festival is Coming: Fried Chicken Ice Cream Anyone?

Japan is well-known for a strange hybrid of food combinations. From strange black burgers with squid ink buns, a myriad of kit kat flavors including wasabi, and the ever popular sakura everything (Pepsi, donuts, and even red bull). On top of that, there are also the bizarre ice cream combinations too, from matcha to plum…

Celebrate Hinamatsuri with the Sagemon Girls of Yanagawa City!

Yanagawa City in Fukuoka is a popular place for tourists because of its wide canals. The number of tourists has actually increased in recent years. To make sure that this trend will continue, a promo video known as “Sagemon Girls” was created by two organizations. prtimes.jp/ Yanagawa as a Tourist Destination yokoso-japan.jp/ It is no…

Stock Up on Luck for 2016 at Usokae Festival, Fukuoka

There are so many popular beliefs in Japan when it comes to securing happiness. One of such ways is receiving a wooden doll carved in the shape of an “uso” or bullfinch (red chest songbird) at a shrine, which is known as a lucky bird. The number of students visiting the shrine has been steadily…

Tamaseseri: The Ball–Catching Festival in Fukouka

Japan has a lot of exciting things to do at the start of the new year. Apart from the colorful “osechi” and extravagant fireworks display, another interesting celebration is held every January 3rd for the purpose of having “good luck.” The celebration is known as “Tamaseseri” or Ball-Catching Festival which is primarily held in Fukuoka.…