Fukuoka, a livable land where the city and nature merge
Fukuoka is a prefecture located in the northern part of Kyushu. The population is about 5.1 million, and the Prefectural capital is Fukuoka City. Fukuoka has many plains and a large residential area, and has the largest population in Kyushu. The climate is characterized by four seasons typical of Japan.
The city center is prospering as one of the best economic cities in western Japan, but there is also a lot of nature in the suburbs. It is also famous as a livable land where you can feel both the city and nature. Many tourists from Japan and abroad visit Fukuoka because they can enjoy gourmet food, shopping, and temple sightseeing in one day.
Traditional crafts and Local specialties
Fukuoka's traditional crafts are "Koishiwara Yaki" and "Kurume Kasuri".
Koishiwara Yaki is ceramics made in Asakura-gun. It features a regular pattern, and uses a unique technique of carving the vessel while turning it on a potter's wheel. It has a warm atmosphere and is suitable for everyday use.
Kurume Kasuri is a textile made in Kurume City. Made of breathable cotton material, the more you wear it, the more it will become familiar with your skin and the texture will improve.
Fukuoka has a lot of nature such as the sea and rivers, and is a production area of various foods. There are a wide variety of local specialties such as spicy cod roe, motsunabe, and japanese chicken pot.
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