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.
A movement is emerging in Iwamizawa to connect local residents and students in order to revitalize the city.
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.
An effort to solve local issues by connecting Local Vitalization Cooperators and co-working spaces has begun in Naganuma.
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.
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.
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.