KAI vol.47

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Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Spring, Light, Cherry Blossoms and the Terrace 2021

Please enjoy a short visit to Akarenga Terrace with cherry blossoms someiyoshino.



The Backbone of Japanese Manufacturing

There is a company that continues to provide support for Japanese manufacturing just east of the Sosei River in Sapporo, the birthplace of Hokkaido's industry.



To a place where Sapporo and the art of right now meet

Located in Naebo in Sapporo, the Naebono Art Studio is a shared studio where Sapporo based contemporary artists gather. New water veins in the Sapporo art scene continue to be created from Naebo.



Cinema! In the city

Kinomado screens various images in unusual places, such as historical structures and hotel bars. Its representative, Taguchi Ryo was very much inspired by Sapporo’s mini theater, ‘Theater Kino’.



Japanese-style paintings originating in Sapporo – from Honma Kansai to the present

Honma Kansai was a purveyor of Hokkaido’s Japanese-style paintings in Sapporo during the early part of the Showa period (late 1920s and early ‘30s). The activities of a group of artists, mainly based in Sapporo, who began the ‘Evocative Japanese-style Painting’ exhibition in 2013. We trace the history that leads to the present day.



Architecture that continues to think – 2

How does Igarashi face up to Hokkaido’s identity and scenery? With regard to the creation of human resources, Igarashi – who continues to make progress while thinking – has a definite water vein.



Architecture that continues to think – 1

Igarashi Jun is an architect that continues to design mainly residences in Saroma and Sapporo. The interviewer is urban planner Sakai Shuji. This is a conversation between the two, who have known each other for quite some time.


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Human activities also have ‘headstreams’

Like the river flow that springs forth from a place far from the shore, people’s lives also have headstreams and springs.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Akapla Illumination 2020-2021

The “Akapla Illumination 2020-2021” will be held at the Kita 3-jo Plaza (Akapla) in Sapporo from November 20th to March 14th. Tri-colored LEDs that express everchanging colors have been installed on Akapla’s row of ginkgo trees – the oldest roadside trees that exist in Hokkaido – creating an enjoyable light show that, this year, is also expressing gratitude to the healthcare workers on the frontline in the fight to stop the spread of the covid-19 virus.


Professionals from the north

From seeds, An Instant When the Air Transforms

Revealing the animal side of seeds "Seeds are not the same as dried flowers, which are dead. They're such charming things," says Sugita...