Autumn 2018 issue, Vol.41

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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.



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.


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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.



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.


Professionals from the north

Creating feelings of summer in patterns in winter

You can feel the colors and air of Hokkaido in the patterns produced by Rieko Oka. We learned about the process of her pieces up to completion.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Mitsui Fudosan Group Autumn Festival

Talk show by players from pro basketball team Levanga Hokkaido, and a 3-on-3 tournament, also feature kitchen cars offering dishes. Please come and join us!


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.


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.


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.


Professionals from the north

Tradition maintained by new challenges

In 1907, Mizuno Takejiro moved to Asahikawa from Toyama Prefecture and established a dyeing shop after hearing that there were no dyeing businesses in Asahikawa.