From Fukuoka’s Event

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry

The JSBBA convenes these meetings annually to present the latest findings of a wide range of fundamental and applied studies in the fields of chemistry and biology by researchers in industry, academia, and the public sector, represented by the three keywords life, food, and environment. This year’s meeting will be held in Fukuoka, for the four days from March 25 (Wednesday) to March 28 (Saturday), 2020.

Dates: 25 – 28 March 2020
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Last day until 17:00)
Venue: Fukuoka International Congress Center
Organiser: JSBBA
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From YouTube

Fukuoka’s Delicious Foods!

Please tell me about your favorite food of Fukuoka!
Source: Fukuoka Prefecture Tourist Association
In this video, a German writer travels with a Spanish girlfriend around a gourmet restaurant in Fukuoka. Interact with local people and travel around tourist attractions and delicious restaurants.

Japanese Traditional Craft in Fukuoka

Present Day Breath-taking Craftsmanship

Hakata Ningyo dolls allow you to feel the original warmth of the clay in the unglazed bisque coloring. Its appearance can be beautiful, fierce, sometimes funny, while giving off a gentle aura. And the craftsman gives it a soul, with an appearance so life like that you expect it to start moving at any moment. Beginning with the “genkei,” or prototype, which is made through repeating the concept and drawing and which decides the form of the doll, to the “saishiki,” which is the coloring of the doll, “menso” which gives facial expression, etc. the Hakata Ningyo doll is the crystallization of superior skill and generous labor.

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Hakataori cloth has a history of more than 770 years. It is said that its roots are from the Hakata merchants who brought the technique back with them from Song Dynasty China. The characteristic thick, tightly woven cloth is made by driving strong weft threads into many warp threads and has continued to be loved as the cloth used in obi sashes for kimono and yukata (cotton summer kimono) since long ago. In 1600, this special fabric was chosen by the first lord of the Chikuzen Fukuoka clan as an offering to the shogun. Because of this history, even now, the traditional pattern of Hakataori cloth is called “Kenjo-gara,” meaning “offering pattern,” and, as a symbolic pattern of the Hakata area, you can see it used in various places around town.

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From YouTube

Business and Conference in Fukuoka

Fukuoka has a surprisingly high GDP comparable to both Ireland and Czech Republic, with well-established firm ties to the rapidly expanding markets in East Asia.

Snapshot Fukuoka

Beautiful Town, Ocean, Mountain and Best Feast.

From YouTube

Fukuoka’s Events: Hakata Gion Yamakasa

Source: Matsuri in Kyushu
Hakata Gion Yamakasa is a dedicatory Shinto ritual of Kushida Shrine, which has been held for over 770 years and takes place between July 1st and 15th every year.

The official registration of Yamakasa on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List on December 1st 2016 has seen more people than ever take an interest in Hakata Gion Yamakasa.

We Love Fukuoka!

We pick up and introduce people who enjoy in Fukuoka from YouTube.

From The Organising Committee of the 19th FINA World Championships 2021 Fukuoka

19th FINA World Championships 2021 Fukuoka

Date: 16 July – 1 August 2021

In January 2016, it was decided at the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Bureau meeting that the 2021 FINA World Championships would be held in Fukuoka. This will be the second time in 20 years the city will play host to the event since the 2001 World Championships, which was the first ever Championships to be staged in Asia.

The FINA World Championships 2021 Fukuoka utilises the compact urban structure of Fukuoka and strives to maximise the value of the event through the city’s unique layout. It will save time on travel for athletes to liven up the event, and efficiently run the competition by utilising special temporary pools, aggregate venues and market streets.
Moreover, the event aims to create an innovative and easy-to-follow tournament by working with local technology companies to use the latest technology.

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