Spring 2019 issue, Vol.43

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Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

Summer events at Akapla & Akarenga Terrace 2019

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


Professionals from the north

The key is to envision the pain faced by dogs

As Japan raises more and more pets, the average pet age continues to rise. Mr. Takagi Hiroyuki manufactures wheelchairs and other equipment to bring joy back to the lives of dogs and cats in need of care or aid.



The depth of the culture is the sign of a comfortable life

The SAPPORO COMMUNITY PLAZA opened last autumn and is expected to function as a new town square.


Town management by Mitsui Fudosan

SAPP‿RO Flower Carpet 2019

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



Lighting up the POST-O-KAN light

A former post office in Ishiyama in the Minami-ku district of Sapporo has been given a new lease of life as a space for interaction. It’s called POST-O-KAN. This space, built with locally quarried Sapporo nanseki (soft stone), speaks of the history of the land.



A Museum that Provides a Place to Connect People

The Date City Museum of History and Culture opened in Date City, Hokkaido. What kind of place could this museum become?



Changing from an Industrial Town to a City for Living

The new Naebo Station opened in November 2018. The station building was elevated and became accessible from the north and south. What future will emerge from this new feature of the city?


Professionals from the north

Wanting to draw architectural beauty not captured by a camera

Architectural paintings by Shimaguchi Teruo are drawn freehand to convey the expressions of the bricks and stones of which the structures are built.


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From the plaza

In Sapporo in recent years, various spaces have appeared with “interaction” as the keyword. Spaces where people can gather, meet, and where new cultures and urban development are created; such spaces are emerging on land formed symbolically from Hokkaido’s history.



Whose City Plaza is this?

Five years have passed since Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza, popularly called “Akapla”, was born. Let’s consider the town plaza space which seems to envelop the history of the region and changes in the city.