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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

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.
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

Akizuki, the “Little Kyoto” of Chikuzen

Akizuki is a charming historical town located in Asakura, Fukuoka prefecture. Popular for cherry blossoms in spring and autumn leaves in fall, Akizuki is a town where you can immerse yourself in both nature and history. Because of its mossy…
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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Asakura Tourism Association

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and the day after national holiday

1320 Amagi, Asakura City, Fukuoka
838-0068, Japan

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