The premonition and expectation that something is about to happen

The southern part of Sorachi is a triangular shaped area that lies between Iwamizawa, Sapporo and New Chitose Airport. ‘Connections’ and ‘links’ are currently developing in the towns there, where abundant agricultural landscapes unfold. We take a look at the people active in these towns, who have a premonition and expectation that something is about to happen.


Connecting young people and local residents: Iwamizawa Community Development Consortium

A movement is emerging in Iwamizawa to connect local residents and students in order to revitalize the city.


Grafting and nurturing that lead to the abundance of fruit: Kuriyama Brick Warehouse Kurift

A brick warehouse once used to store onions and the like, stands on the south side of JR Kuriyama Station. In 2023, the brick warehouse opened with a new role.


Local Vitalization Reform Starting from Co-working Space: Naganuma White Base

An effort to solve local issues by connecting Local Vitalization Cooperators and co-working spaces has begun in Naganuma.


Bringing the Joy of Agriculture to Children: Noen Group of Young Farmers in Nanporo

Noen was formed by young people who want to instill the idea that "farming is cool" in children. They are working to develop a new style of farming experiences and products.


Sweet Potatoes Grown in Yuni and Kuriyama

In Hokkaido, where potatoes are one of the main crops, two towns have banded together to grow sweet potatoes. The two towns are Yuni and Kuriyama in the Sorachi region. Let’s take a look at the ideas behind the brand name Yukkuri-imo.


The Muroran Main Line 130th anniversary commemorative train that’s creating links – ‘Not outside Hokkaido!?’ Railway Project

In 1892, the Muroran–Iwamizawa stretch of the Hokkaido Colliery and Railway Company’s railway line opened, and coal began to be transported to the port of Muroran from the coal-producing Sorachi region. Over 130 years have passed since then, and now new interactions are developing along the line and overseas.