Many people have heard of the name of William S. Clark, but few are familiar with the “Sapporo Agricultural College Farm No. 2” for which he took the lead to establish. Today, a new movement is occurring at this farming facility.
A walk through the history of Farm No. 2
Sapporo Agricultural College Farm No. 2 is located at the north end of Hokkaido University campus. The Japanese elm trees are more than 150 years old and barns built in the Meiji era are still preserved here. Take a walk through this historical stage which is the birthplace of livestock farming in Hokkaido.
Sapporo Agricultural College Farm No. 2, which was created in 1876, was used until 1968 as the Hokkaido University Faculty of Agriculture's auxiliary farm No. 2. Let's delve a little further into the world of the farm, which is connected to the present.
Walking under a clear autumn sky with a volunteer guide on the “Farm No. 2 Guided tour”
Convey the Present of Sapporo Agricultural College Farm No. 2
Farm No. 2 and the exhibition are part of the Hokkaido University Museum. We considered the new approach by the museum and artists using Farm No. 2 as the stage.
How did the artists Mr Honda Seiji and Ms Kanbara Midori envision Farm No. 2 during conceptualization?
Off to Yoichi Orchard
Yoichi Orchard was established in 1912 in Yoichi Town in order to study fruit trees and for orchard management education. We visited this place where abundant fruit is still grown.
The story of the rebirth of Sapporo Agricultural College Farm No. 3
The University Village Forest (Daigaku-mura no mori) park is located in Higashi-ku, Sapporo City, and was once Sapporo Agricultural Farm No. 3. As if stuck in time, some people love and protect this place.
Side stories: The history preceding Western agriculture in Hokkaido
In the Western agriculture of Hokkaido, there is a fascinating history that came before Sapporo Agricultural College. The setting is Nanae Town, which is next to Hakodate.
How did the West view Eastern Asia, Japan and Ezo during the final period of the Tokugawa shogunate? The Gaertner Farm that once existed in the town of Nanae allows us to consider another historical map of Hokkaido.
Edwin Dun and Thomas Blakiston. The two men's relationship is a little-known chapter in the history of Western-style agriculture in Hokkaido.
In Hokkaido, there was another trend separate to the American-style agriculture established by Clark and Edwin Dun.