Spring 2018 issue, Vol.39

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Professionals from the north

The shape comes from the voice of the users

“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.

2018/07/18

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Modern Tondenhei Inspire a Town

Big changes can be seen in the Tonden district, including large shopping malls and collections of restaurants. In this article, we look at the past to examine the future of this former rice-growing hamlet that has become a new residential area.

2018/07/04

Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Summer events at Akapla2018

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

2018/07/04

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Enjoy the Former Nagayama Residence

After refurbishment, the newly opened Former Nagayama Takeshiro Residence and Former Mitsubishi Mining Company Dormitory includes a café and can be enjoyed by many people. But what are the charms that become evident when you spend time there?

2018/06/27

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Tonden, from the perspective of the expansive land and windbreaks

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)

2018/06/27

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The Nagayama Residence is old but new

The Nagayama Takeshiro Residence, in which Nagayama Takeshiro spent his private time, reopens after refurbishment.

2018/06/20

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Cultivating Rice for a Bright Future

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.

2018/06/20

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Water was the enemy

Nagayama Takeshiro is called the father of the Tondenhei (farmer soldier). There is a district named “Tonden.” Tonden, Kita-ku, Sapporo City. The history of the Tonden district on the lower Ishikari River basin shows another side of Sapporo.

2018/06/13

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Strolling around Asahikawa in search of Takeshiro’s footsteps

The Nagayama district in Asahikawa City is named after Nagayama Takeshiro. Are there still historical material and stories related to Takeshiro in the district?

2018/06/06

Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

SAPP‿ RO Flower Carpet 2018

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

2018/05/30

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