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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…
September 13, 2020

Himiko, Queen of the Yamatai kingdom

Throughout Asakura you will find various cartoon images of a cheery woman wearing a traditional dress. This young woman is none other than Queen Himiko (卑弥呼): the first influential woman of power in Japanese history. Her rule over the Yamatai…
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838-0068, Japan

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