Kumamoto Arts

All About Higo Zogan

Oct 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

A local craft you’ll only see in Kumamoto is Higo Zogan. It involves engraving an iron base with a design and inlaying with gold, silver, or both. Designs are often...[ Click to read more ]

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Pottery Workshops and Galleries in Kumamoto

Sep 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

The island of Kyushu is known worldwide for its ceramics. Kumamoto prefecture is the birthplace of the Shodai and Koda styles, and the city of Amakusa produces high-quality ceramics from...[ Click to read more ]

Live Music Venues in Kumamoto

Jul 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto is the live music hub of the Kyushu region in Japan. While it doesn't have the same reputation for live bands as Tokyo or Osaka, it boasts a few...[ Click to read more ]

Kumamoto Art Galleries and Museums

Jun 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Located in the central Kyushu region in Japan, Kumamoto prefecture is rich with its unique history and culture. There are spaces both large and small where you can bask in...[ Click to read more ]