(English) Meat Festival – I Love Meat!!

(English) There’s a great event for meat lovers this weekend! Popular restaurants sell tasty meat dishes and refreshments outside within the shrine’s ground, whilst musicians and artists perform their shows onstage. Let’s get some bites on juicy meat under the sun!

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(English) Qi Fang Live Tour in Fukuoka

(English) Qi Fang, a singer songwriter from Hong Kong is performing live in Fukuoka tonight! To say nothing of her beautiful voice, this young talented musician is trilingual in Chinese, English and Japanese, which makes her music especially appealing to a wide audience. After having studied music in L.A., she is now mostly based in N.Y., Tokyo and Fukuoka. Her music was chosen for “the most impressive on-aired number” by Love FM in 2011. As her 1st album “Exhibition#1” has released, she is on tour and, tonight for the last day on tour, is performing in Fukuoka!

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(English) Of Montreal – Fukuoka Tour 2015

(English) Of Montreal (stylized as of Montreal) is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. Throughout its existence, of Montreal’s musical style has evolved from vaudeville late 60′s Beatles and Kinks-influenced psychedelic pop to a mixture of electronica, funk, glam, and afrobeat music influenced by Ween, Prince, Talking Heads, Os Mutantes and David Bowie. Most importantly of all, they’re coming to Fukuoka this June…

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(English) Drum Tao Fukuoka 2015 – Hyakkaryoran Japan Drum Emaki


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Fukuoka City Bulletin June 2015

(English) Selected news topics by Fukuoka Now from Fukuoka’s Shisei Dayori.

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(English) Michele Tajiri

(English) “I feel more Japanese than American now!” Michele laughs. Michele has lived in Japan nearly 20 years, and now runs Bliss Clinic with her husband and college sweetheart, Dr. Toyokazu Tajiri (a plastic surgeon with over 10 years of experience). Michele spent her teenage years on the US military base on Okinawa, and after a brief flirtation with college in the US, found she couldn’t stay away…

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(English) At the northern end of Fukuoka City lies Hakata Port, the city’s ocean gateway. Every year, two million visitors pass through the port, making it Japan’s busiest passenger port for 21 years in a row…

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(English) Kabuki Canal Procession 2015

(English) In this traditional event, kabuki actors board boats and give a short performance on the river to attract viewers to the theater, where they will come ashore. Sakata Tojuro and the other actors appearing in the June Hakata-za Kabuki will perform on several boats as they call out to the people on shore while sailing downstream, accompanied by bells, drums, and flutes. The procession starts from Seiryu Park after the opening ceremony at Hakata Canal City at 13:00, sails down along the Naka River, and ends at Hakata Riverain. Watch them make their grand entrance from an elaborate canal boat procession!

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(English) The World of Eastern European Animation

(English) This exhibition puts a spotlight on magnificent animations from three Eastern Europe countries: Czech, Croatia and Poland. Czech has a proud tradition in animation and has many fans in Japan. After the second World War, print cartoonists and artists began making animation in Croatia. Poland has won the Academy award for animation and there are remarkable amount of historic animation studios. The exhibition will fascinate you with screenings and many important original pictures. Having been through many historical events such as war, political revolutions, and globalization – their animations have a lot to tell us about various era. Animations from Fukuoka will also be shown during this event. Join this rare opportunity to see Eastern European animations.

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(English) TEDxFukuoka Woman 2015 “Momentum”

(English) TEDxFukuoka will host a public TEDxFukuokaWomen event entitled “Momentum” on Saturday, May 30th, 14:00-19:30, at Momochi Palace (Sawara-ku, Fukuoka). TEDxFukuokaWomen is one of the 2015 TEDxWomen events being held in Japan. The event will be complemented by 3 exceptional live speakers, including Reiko Nakamura, Managing Director of Schawk & Anthem Japan. The event will also include a streamed session of 6 talks from the main TEDWomen conference in Monterey, California, which is taking place on the same day. With this conference, we hope to explore the bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work. With limited spaces left.

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