Summer 2019 issue, Vol.44

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Professionals from the north

There are insects and some parts are withered, but that is also life

Nishiyama Yuki’s work possesses a sense of vitality and intricacy that cannot be expressed simply.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Mitsui Fudosan Group Autumn Festival – Akapla Autumn Sports & Food Fest

This year sees the appearance of “HADO”, as well as other fun activities such as a huge model railway display, and delicious meals.Why not come and have fun?



On the Sea, on the Earth, the Peoples’ Effort to Live Continues

During the Meiji period, when Japan strove to be on par with the rest of the world, a fishing industry reliant upon the naturally fished salmon gradually exhausted its own resources. Consequently, the people practiced half-fishing and half-livestock farming on the coast, and so in the inland regions farming and agriculture could begin.



The importance of an industry highlighted by Aizu clansmen in Shibetsu

In the Ainu language, Shibetsu means the place with many salmon. In the final days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, the Aizu Clan made Shibetsu part of its domain and began developing the region, utilizing the large amounts of salmon that return up the rivers, as a resource.



The Salmon Ancestry of the Northern Ancient Peoples

People have gathered in the Shibetsu region building their culture around the salmon swimming upstream in autumn, since 10,000 years ago. In the background of the blooming culture of a northern ancient people called the Tobinitai culture, the salmon was the intermediary that was influencing the movement of its people. The countless remnants of pit-dwellings convey this history.


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Nemuro Strait – directly linked to the mornings of Japan

The salmon of Nemuro Strait have enthralled people throughout the ages. Human life, which has continued for over 10,000 years; the repe...



Ahead of Notsuke Peninsula, the entrance to a whole world

Cool winds are blowing even in summer along the Nemuro Strait Coast, seen from Kunashiri Island. However, throughout its history, it was a very exciting and intense place. One of the important regions is the Notsuke Peninsula. Let's go back in time to when it was just a sandy peninsula jutting out into the strait.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Summer events at Akapla & Akarenga Terrace 2019

An event held at Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza, Akarenga Terrace (hereafter referred to as Akapla). Please come and join us with your friends.


Professionals from the north

The key is to envision the pain faced by dogs

As Japan raises more and more pets, the average pet age continues to rise. Mr. Takagi Hiroyuki manufactures wheelchairs and other equipment to bring joy back to the lives of dogs and cats in need of care or aid.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

SAPP‿RO Flower Carpet 2019

The flower carpet which has been popular each year, will be held in Akapla in Sapporo. The big picture made by laying flower petals of roses and carnations, etc. on the square. Please come to the site and enjoy it.