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Traditional handicrafts from all over Japan will be on display at Marine Messe Fukuoka! Check-out the "KOUGEI-EXPO IN FUKUOKA" from 2nd to 4th November!

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World-class handicrafts from all over Japan will be on display in Fukuoka!

The "KOUGEI-EXPO IN FUKUOKA" (35th Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly) will be a wonderful celebration of technique and beauty! World-class handicrafts from all over Japan will be on display at Marine Messe Fukuoka from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November! There are seven nationally designated traditional craft products in Fukuoka Prefecture! The prestigious crafts are 博多織 (Hakataori), 博多人形 (Hakata Ningyo), 久留米絣 (Kurume Kasuri), 小石原焼 (Koishiwarayaki), 八女福島仏壇 (Yame Fukushima Butsudan), 上野焼 (Aganoyaki), and 八女提灯 (Yame Chochin)!

The event will feature examples of all of these handicrafts, as well as collaborative pieces made by young creative individuals in the fields of art and fashion! Sumi-e ink artist Yuki Nishimoto's dynamic brush strokes will be featured on Yame Chochin lanterns. The spectacular floral artist Nicolai Bergmann will be working with Hakata Ningyo to create so memorable displays. There will also be a collaboration between the awesome fashion brand BEAMS and Hakataori! It will be so exciting to see what everyone produce! On top of the wonderful exhibition, visitors will also be able to enjoy all kinds of attractions, workshops, and demonstrations! This year marks 777 years of Hakataori. Fukuoka is hosting the expo in this special commemorative year! This is the first time that the city has staged the expo in 30 years! Delicious local treats from Fukuoka-based eateries will also be available! There will be so much to see, so make sure to check it out!


■ Period: Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November
■ Opening Time: 10:00 to 18:00 (*2nd: starts at 11:00, 4th close at 16:00)
■ Main Venue: Marine Messe Fukuoka (7-1 Okihama-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City)
■ Admission free
■ Official site:

Related event "Traditional Crafts in Daily Life"
(Opening period: 18th October to 27th December)

Traditional Crafts in Daily Life
An exhibition called "Traditional Crafts in Daily Life" is taking place inside Fukuoka Yokamon Hiroba, which is located on the 11th floor of the Fukuoka Prefectural offices! During the event, examples of the seven nationally designated traditional craft products from Fukuoka Prefecture will be on display from 18th October to 27th December! Various workshops will also be taking place! Please check the official website (>> HERE!) for more details! On the same floor, the "Yokomon Cafe" will be serving special dishes in Koishiwarayaki and Aganoyaki ceramics!
Hakata Ningyo (Doll)
Yame Chochin Yame Fukushima Butsudan
(From left) Yame Chochin, Yame Fukushima Butsudan

Co-located event | "Fukuoka Tea Ceremony and Handicrafts "Ashiyagama" - Tea Ceremony Kettles -
(Opening period: 18th October to 27th December)

Fukuoka Yokamon Hiroba is also holding an exhibition to celebrate Ashiyagama steel kettles used in tea ceremonies. Visitors can sample Yame green tea served in Koishiwarayaki and Aganoyaki ceramics. And that's not all... Ashiya kettles are being used to boil water sourced from Ukiha to brew the delicious tea! Stop-by and learn more about traditional Fukuoka crafts! (>> Click HERE for more details!) (Editorial Dept.: Gon)
Fukuoka Yokamon Hiroba
Fukuoka Yokamon Hiroba

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