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Plum blossoms in Dazaifu

Dazaifu Tenmangu has a plum tree famous for the legend that says it flew from Kyoto to join teacher Sugawara no Michizane. Much later, an Empress planted another at its side.

A group parading the streets of Fukuoka

Hakata Dontaku Festival

In Hakata, the Dontaku Festival has been celebrated for more than 800 years. Held during Golden Week, this carnival brings nearly 2 million people together every year.

Holders of kazariyama each have a well-defined in order to properly maneuver the tank a ton role.

Hakata Gion Yamakasa

From July 1st, a frenzy grips the Hakata area of Fukuoka. The seven districts clash in huge chariot races in memory of a priest: this is the Hakata Gion Yamakasa.