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February 11, 2021

Kyudo: Japanese Archery Practice

Humans have been practicing archery for protection and hunting since prehistoric times. For Japan’s samurai class, the bow and arrow was their predominant weapon of choice and was called kyujutsu: the art of archery.
January 24, 2021

Three things you can only see in Asakura

As creative as they are traditional, Asakura people know how to preserve traditions while using their heritage in innovative ways. This explains why some places or events are unique to Asakura. Dontokagashi Harvest Festival Sculpture (Yasunosato Park)  For a few…
January 24, 2021

Samurai Heritage in Asakura

Although only ruins of Akizuki Castle remain, including the main gate, Kuromon, another gate and some stairs, all the atmosphere of the town, its traditional style and the abundance of small picturesque paths recall its history.
November 27, 2020

Water Culture of Asakura

Asakura is a city blessed by water and has a deep culture developed around it. Once arrived, you will immediately feel your energy renewed. More than half of the city is covered by dense forest and mountains. It’s not a…
October 9, 2020

Koishiwara-yaki: The Beauty of Function

Koishiwara-yaki is a traditional and functional pottery, named after Koishiwara city in Fukuoka, Kyushu. The pottery dates back to Japan’s early Edo period (1603-1868). At that time the Kuroda clan’s feudal lord invited pottery craftsmen from Imari to produce fine…
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