Winter 2019 issue, Vol.42

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A Book Store and Town Scenes

After moving out of a building on Sapporo’s main street with streetcar tracks, Adanonki made a new start. The style developed by shop owner, Ishiyama Atsuko took root and people began spending an enjoyable time with books.

2019/02/13

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The land in the memories of Mexicans of Japanese descent

Artist Hagino Miho, who was born in Muroran but resides in Mexico, has co-produced a piece of work comprising footage and photographs on the theme of immigrants of Japanese descent – a book in which the expressions of those immigrants and the words inherited from their forefathers are impressive.

2019/02/06

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The Activities of a Book Coordinator

Despite not being bookshops, the number of shops selling books is increasing. We spoke to Ozaki Mihoko about her activities as a book coordinator linking shops and books.

2019/01/30

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Experience to the South Pole would be beneficial for anyone

We heard the story of Nishimura Jun, who spent the winter at the Dome Fuji Station in the Antarctic, where even viruses can’t survive the harsh conditions.

2019/01/30

Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Akarenga ICE TERRACE 2019

The ICE BAR and ICE WALL in Akapla. You’ll be able to enjoy ice cocktails in glasses made of ice, also the “Cruise Kitchen” equipped.

2019/01/30

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A stopover in a book’s travel

When the feelings of a book maker and bookstore match that of the reader, it’s the beginning of that book’s travel. The establishment o...

2019/01/23

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There Must Be More to Books

Books go on journeys. They deeply affect our lives. Let us think again about where books are lined up.

2019/01/23

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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

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

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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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