Kyushu | Fukuoka Sightseeing Sponsored

Explore the Mount Aso region through Takamori Trolley Train, Dengaku Miso and the nearby Nishihara Village

Sponsored by Northern Kumamoto Administrative Headquarters When I set off on my drive to Takamori in Kumamoto prefecture, a typhoon was looming. Unbeknownst to me, the mist of unsettled grey clouds would become the romantic backdrop to my visit, as I took in the lush…
Hammering the impurities out of iron
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The Unbroken Tradition of Japanese Swords and Samurai Culture in Arao, Kyushu

sponsored by Northern Kumamoto Administrative Headquarters “Strike while the iron’s hot.” I always knew what this meant, though never witnessed it in its complete, literal meaning. That is, until one stormy day, while the furnace roars and hammers clang, Mr. Matsunaga of Arao, Kumamoto leads…