As of July 2011, Fukuoka is Japan's sixth largest city, having passed the population of Kyoto. Since the founding of Kyoto in 794, this marks the first time that a city west of the Kinki region has a larger population than Kyoto. In ancient times, however, the area near Fukuoka, the Chikushi region, was thought by some historians to have possibly been even more influential than the Yamato region.
Exchanges from the continent and the Northern Kyushu area date as far back as Old Stone Age. It has been thought that waves of immigrants arrived in Northern Kyushu from mainland Asia. Several Kofun exist.
The contest, now in its 40th edition, is Singapore's longest-running annual art competition ... To mark the 40-year milestone, UOB will allow the four country winners to participate in a month-long art residency programme either in Shanghai or Fukuoka, instead of just one winner doing so in previous years, the bank said on Wednesday.
UOB will mark the 40-year milestone by allowing the four winners from each country to participate in a month-long art residency programme either in Shanghai or Fukuoka instead of just one winner in previous years, the bank said on Wednesday (April 28).
A new book analyses the development of Jogen Chowdhury's still life paintings and features 95 impactful images of one of India's pre-eminent painters of the modern era. "The Afterlife Of Silence... Some of the images are courtesy Japanese art collector Masanori Fukuoka, who possesses a significant number of Chowdhury's paintings ... .
This work, on loan from the FukuokaAsianArt Museum, is a showcase of Chen's technical skills as well as political awareness ...Born in October to wealthy arts and antiques dealer Zhang Jinjiang and his wife ... The couple move to Penang, where Chen teaches art at a Chinese high school.