Dazaifu Tenmangu enshrines a God of scholarship, literature, and calligraphy. The god is now called Tenjin, which Michizane
SUGAWARA (845--903) is deified. He was originally a great minister, but
died in exile here.
Arita porcelain (ceramic), which is also known as Imari (sometimes called Ko-Imari meaning "old style Imari") or Kakiemon, is one of the most famous type of fine white porcelain in Japan, or even
in the world. From Hakata station, it will take 82 minutes by an express
to Arita station. The expresses leave every one hour from Hakata.
Shikano-shima ("Island of Shika") is an island located at the
northern end of Hakata bay but adjacent to the Kyushu. From the port of Hakata, it takes about 30 minutes to Shikano-shima.
Our symposium will be held during the off-season of the baseball. Yahoo
dome which is very closed to our hall is a home stadium of Fukuoka Softbank
Hawks that belongs to Pacific league. The championship of the pennantrace
will be over at the middle of this October. Although we believe that the
probability that Hawks win the race is strictly positive (somebody insists
such an assertion needs a proof), even in such case, Japan cup will start
at 27 October (at the winner's stadium of Pacific league). Hence the conclusion
is that we have no opportunity to watch a professional baseball game during
On 10th Oct., Fukuoka Softbank Hawks was beaten in a first stage of a climax
series of Pacific league...(What a shame!)
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