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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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Connecting with others through nothing but toys

Connecting with others through nothing but toys

An interview with Shintaro Segawa, owner of YAMABIKO YA; A close look at what drew him into the charms of local toys and the connections people have made through him

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A Luxurious and Historical Getaway at Yame and Chikugo in Fukuoka

A Luxurious and Historical Getaway at Yame and Chikugo in Fukuoka

Luxury accommodations, world-class tea, spiritual experiences, and hands-on craft workshops are the ingredients in Yame and Chikugo City’s recipe to rejuvenate your body and soul.

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A Human Connection Through Everlasting Coffee Tools

A Human Connection Through Everlasting Coffee Tools

What’s the secret behind this small coastal town that has slowly become a rising star among the world’s small cities? This small revolution is where a top Apple engineer switched from transient mobile technology to everlasting barista tools.

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The timeless appeal of Yamecha

The timeless appeal of Yamecha

An interview with key young people working to preserve the traditions of Yamecha, a brand of tea grown in Yame, Fukuoka, one of Japan’s leading tea producing areas; A close look into their thoughts and feelings toward Yamecha.

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Japan’s top eel chef continues to innovate while preserving tradition

Japan’s top eel chef continues to innovate while preserving tradition

An interview with Dai Ogata, the fourth generation to run Inakaan, in business for 90 years; A close look at Japan’s finest eel dishes and the techniques that earned their reputation as the best in Japan

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Keeping a tiny passion alive…

Keeping a tiny passion alive…

An interview with Toru Hideshima, the second generation to run the hanko shop Hideshima, which has been in business for 91 years; A close look at the thoughts and feelings of a craftsman who conveys the profoundness of the Japanese language and the playfulness of the Japanese people through the appeal of hanko

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In the direction of the warm and gentle light

In the direction of the warm and gentle light

An interview with Hiroki Ito, the eighth generation of the Ito family to run Ito Gonjiro Shoten, a more than 200-year-old lantern shop; A close look at the appeal of Yame lanterns and the pride held by this young craftsman.

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A cultural engineer behind Fukuoka’s coffee scene

A cultural engineer behind Fukuoka’s coffee scene

There is a number of good coffee shops in Fukuoka, but manucoffee is one of the few leading the city’s coffee scene.

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Authentic and traditional taste of Hakata, passed down by a mother and a daughter

Authentic and traditional taste of Hakata, passed down by a mother and a daughter

What comes to your mind when you hear ‘Fukuoka’? Is it Mentaiko, Motsunabe or Tonkotsu Ramen? Udon is actually also a soul food for people in Fukuoka.

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Made with local producers,delivering Fukuoka’s four seasons

Made with local producers,
delivering Fukuoka’s four seasons

Kyoko Hirosawa, a food stylist, is among those who made the move from Tokyo to Fukuoka,
choosing ten years ago to settle in Itoshima. In this interview, she reveals the charms of Itoshima through her lifestyle.

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