Summer 2018 issue, Vol.40

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Back to the Town of 100 Years Ago

Long ago in Esashi, the ground was thick with Japanese cypress, and the cypress-covered mountains were a precious asset. Many of those trees were lost, and people are now planting trees for 100 years in the future.

2018/08/29

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.

2018/08/29

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The way of living, Esashi Oiwake

Esashi Oiwake settles deep in the heart of the listener. These songs mesmerize.

2018/08/22

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!

2018/08/22

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Connecting to hometown cooking

I met people who prepare local cuisine in Esashi. Their wisdom in life; preserving vegetables and seafood through the winter and enjoying their meals is still attractive.

2018/08/15

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The town starts to talk

It’s hard to understand the charms of a town just by walking around. How do the people of Esashi talk about and convey its appeal?

2018/08/08

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A festival that’s continued for 375 years

The Ubagami Daijingu Togyo Festival – held every year from August 9 to 11 – is what the residents of Esashi most look forward to every year. Approximately 50,000 people gather in the town – which has a population of only 8,000 – to watch portable shrines and 13 floats being paraded around the streets.

2018/08/01

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Listen to the people, and learn about daily life in Esashi

In 2017, the story of Esashi Town, “May in Esashi exceeds even Edo -- A town brought to life by prosperous herring fishery”, was recognized as Hokkaido’s first official ‘Japan Heritage’. This special feature explores the lives and stories of these remarkable townspeople.

2018/07/25

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A Fishermen in Esashi, Living in Harmony with the Sea

Kamome Island is the symbol of Esashi. The history of the town began from the island’s natural harbor. A house stands at the entrance of the island. I visited Aosaka Takayuki, a third generation fisherman on the island.

2018/07/25

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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