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May 15th, 2017
Vice President of Vietnam Visits the Prefecture
May 13th - 14th, 2017
UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Registration Memorial Event

Vice President of Vietnam Visits the Prefecture

On May 15th, a visit team from Socialist Republic of Vietnam, to include Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Ting, visited Fukuoka Prefecture.
The visit team visited the Fukuoka Prefecture Agriculture and Forestry General Examination Center in Chikushino to observe the cultivation of eggplants and irrigated rice.
In the evening, they hosted a welcome reception in Fukuoka City.


Visit team observing the Agriculture and Forestry Generalized Examination Center


The status of Vietnam Visit Team Welcome Reception

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UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Registration Memorial Event

On May 13th and 14th, a memorial event with 5 events in Kyushu out of a "mountains, Halberd, and stall events"were gathered and held in Fukuoka. These events were registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage on December of last year.

At the event, special parades and stage events for the five mountains, Halberds and stalls were held. On the night of 13th, during the special parade, the governor got onto the Hakata Gion Yamakasa and ran through the venue while encouraging participants carrying the Yamakasa.


A yamakasa carrying the governor ran through the venue.


Fukuoka City's Hakata Gion Yamakasa Event


Kita Kyushu's Tobata Gion Oyamaksa Event


Oita Prefecture Hita City's Hita Gion Parade Float Event


Kumamoto Prefecture Yatsushiro City's Yatsushiro Myoken Festival Saiwai Event


Saga Prefecture Karatsu City's Karatsu Kunchi Parade Float Event

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Registration of Disaster Prevention Mail Distribution System (English)

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