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Discover the cultural and culinary delights of Fukuoka.
The articles that feature the stories of the locals will help you discover a new side of the prefecture.

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Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu’s Architecture Wonderland

Fukuoka Prefecture, Kyushu’s Architecture Wonderland

Fukuoka’s bustling art and architecture scene can be traced back to its strategic coastal position as Japan’s prime gateway for commerce with Asia and the West since the beginning of the 20th century. As Kyushu’s largest city, far from Tokyo and Osaka, Fukuoka radiates its own strength as a prime destination for design and architecture lovers through its visionary approach to urban planning.

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Local Life in Fukuoka City:<br>Art, Beaches and Coffee

Local Life in Fukuoka City:
Art, Beaches and Coffee

There’s a lot to a city that’s easy to miss when you first visit.
Here’s a guide to experiencing Fukuoka like a local.

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Fukuoka Artisan Profile:<br>Shiro Araki, Costume Designer

Fukuoka Artisan Profile:
Shiro Araki, Costume Designer

Shiro Araki is a master manipulator. By taking natural and industrial cast-offs and recreating them into fantastical costumes, he challenges our perception on both costume design and what qualifies as clothing material.
His costumes have been worn by the likes of international and domestic artists Lady Gaga, Misia and Kou Shibasaki, and his client list includes major companies like Sony Music, Shiseido and more.

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Fukuoka Artisan Profile:<br>Yusuke Kumagae, Ceramic Artist

Fukuoka Artisan Profile:
Yusuke Kumagae, Ceramic Artist

Deep in the south of Fukuoka Prefecture lies Toho Village, a treasure trove of historic pottery and creative excellence.
It is home to Takatori and Koishiwara Pottery, both traditional ceramic art styles that have histories spanning over 350 years.
There are about 50 potteries in this small village and Kaneha-gama, a small pottery with a tall brick chimney nestled at the edge of a dense forest, is one of them.

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