Autumn 2018 issue, Vol.41

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The Diversity of Agriculture

In the village of Makkari, a farmer produces rarely-seen western vegetables. We spoke to Mr.Mino Shinji of Farm Mino to learn why he decided to pursue these unusual crops.

2018/12/26

Professionals from the north

The enormous potential of pies

After learning her favorite apple pie specialty store was to close down, a regular customer decided to take over its special taste. While faithfully preserving that taste for 34 years since the store’s establishment, Ms. Yamatani has also developed the potential of pies.

2018/12/26

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Gazing over Suttu from Utasutsu

Two old houses in the Utasutsu area of Suttu Town were the homes of the owner of a fishing ground and a merchant family. The houses are no longer found in other areas, and are under research and restoration.

2018/12/12

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Sowing Seeds for the Future

Kamoenai Village on the western side of Shakotan Peninsula. Sharing the local attractiveness of a village of 867 people.

2018/11/28

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Memories of Herring

The Bikuni district of Shakotan Town thrived on herring fishing from the Meiji Period (1868-1912), and even now the old banya (fishermen’s hut) remains.

2018/11/21

Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

“AkaPla” Illumination 2018-2019

The venue of the “AkaPla Illumination 2018-2019” – the mystical display of light that starts November 22th – is the oldest row of roadside trees that currently exists in Hokkaido. Please enjoy AkaPla, beautifully transformed by light and snow.

2018/11/21

Professionals from the north

Hints regarding the taste came from the mother village

One of Hokkaido’s most prominent rice-producing regions, the town of Shintotsukawa was established when residents of Totsukawa Village in Nara prefecture moved to Hokkaido as pioneers in 1889. Sasa-zushi was born from hints provided by the local cuisine in Nara.

2018/11/14

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Suttu Town, where a local historian lived

An employee of the Meteorological Agency who lived in the town of Suttu, turned to researching and writing about the local history when the meteorological observatory closed down.

2018/11/07

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The Shiribeshi

Shiribeshi area, which lies on the southern side of Sapporo, roughly has three features. Coastal towns, inland towns, and Otaru, formerly a great financial district, as the gateway to Hokkaido and a commercial city.

2018/10/31

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The aims of Otaru University of Commerce

We spoke to Professor Takano Hiroyasu, who carries out research that can connect the history and memories of the Shiribeshi region with the present, using “glocal” as the key word.

2018/10/31

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