Professionals from the north
“Muramoto Tent” began in 1911 as a harness maker. The company then expanded into canvas manufacturing for trucks and boats. About 20 years ago, the previous owner began creating canvas bags. Muramoto Go is currently the fourth generation in the business.
If you look at a topographic map of Tonden, you’ll see streetscapes surrounded by windbreak trees, and rows of sand dunes on the northern side. It was these two features on which Sapporo’s last Tonden-hei village was created. (Picture provided by Google, ZENRIN)
The Tonden region of Kita-ku in northern Sapporo is full of activity, from expansion of commercial facilities to construction of public housing. It has been 130 years since the foundation of the Shinoro Tondenhei (farmer soldier) Village. This region owes its success to rice cultivation.
The Nagayama district in Asahikawa City is named after Nagayama Takeshiro. Are there still historical material and stories related to Takeshiro in the district?