The “Akapla Illumination 2020-2021” will be held at the Kita 3-jo Plaza (Akapla) in Sapporo from November 20th to March 14th. Tri-colored LEDs that express everchanging colors have been installed on Akapla’s row of ginkgo trees – the oldest roadside trees that exist in Hokkaido – creating an enjoyable light show that, this year, is also expressing gratitude to the healthcare workers on the frontline in the fight to stop the spread of the covid-19 virus.
At the Akarenga Terrace, Yoshino cherry-blossom trees – which are no so common in Sapporo – are planted in the 1st-floor Atrium, creating an early spring-like atmosphere inside the building.
Mitsui Garden Hotel Sapporo West opened on Thursday, February 20th. Added to the ease of access, located just a 4-min. or so walk from JR Sapporo Station, designs conveying Hokkaido’s traditional beauty are incorporated throughout the interior, offering a refreshing high-quality accommodation space in which to reflect on your travels.
Together with the Nibutani-ita (tray), the Nibutani-attus is certified as a traditional craft by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Woven from thread made from the inner bark of Manchurian elm, Japanese lime and the like, the texture of the attus is unique.