KAI vol.51

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The world of unique museum goods

We would like to add ‘museum goods’ as an enjoyable part of our tour around the museums. Here’s an invitation from a museum-goods enthusiast to learn more about the unique goods available.



Learning about life from the pioneer days – the Old Kuroiwa Residence (Former Misumai Tsukoya [travelers’ lodge])

In 1872, a year after the completion of the Honganji Road leading from Sapporo to Usu via Jozankei, a tsukoya was built in Misumai, for travelers passing through.



Excavating a huge archaeological site in Sapporo – Hokkaido University: Hokkaido University Archaeological Research Center

The last stop on our tour of university museums is the Hokkaido University Archaeological Research Center. The Hokkaido University campus can almost be said to be an archaeological site itself. There are very few such examples in the whole of Japan.



A Community Memory Device Linking to the Next 100 Years: Sapporo University Exhibition Hall for Archaeological Properties

The second stop on our tour of university museums is the Sapporo University Exhibition Hall of Archaeological Properties. This spring, it will be relocated and renovated, becoming the Exhibition Hall of Historical and Cultural Properties.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Enlivening the Kitahiroshima area! Fighters Support Campaign at Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima

ES CON FIELD HOKKAIDO, the new home of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters, has opened in Kitahiroshima City. Mitsui Outlet Park Sapporo Kitahiroshima has started a new initiative to strengthen its cooperation with the Fighters more than ever and to bring the Kitahiroshima area together for more excitement.



Sapporo International University Museum – a full-scale university museum with extensive materials, run by students

Some universities in Sapporo have their own museums or exhibition halls. Most of them serve as facilities for practical training for curatorial qualifications and for the study and research of buried cultural properties excavated and collected by the university, and can be visited by the general public. The first in our tour of university museums is the Sapporo International University Museum.



40 years after his death, meet Terayama Shuji when he was still unknown – the Shuji Terayama Museum, Sapporo

It has been 40 years since Terayama Shuji – who was active in many fields, including haiku, tanka, poetry, novels and plays, and also as a theater company leader, film direction, lyricist and horseracing critic – passed away at the young age of 47. A museum of his activities is located in Sapporo.



Hokkaido as Seen from Makomanai Garrison Museum

A museum that tells the history of Makomanai, Sapporo along with the history of the Self-Defense Forces is located at Camp Makomanai of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.



Originality in Exhibition Methods and Planning: HOKUBU Memorial Picture Museum

The HOKUBU Memorial Picture Museum, tucked away in a residential area, always holds unique exhibitions, and the first exhibition of 2023 is "The Wonderful World of Legs". Let’s take a look at who is setting up this exhibition.



When a Lamp Shines: Sapporo Museum of Imaging Equipment

This private museum was created to collect analog video equipment with a certain tangible feel in the age of digital technology.