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【Series】 Spirits of the Kamuy landscape (48) Breathtaking sperm whale dive to deep ocean, 2,000 meters down

Propelling its tail fin high in the air, the giant sperm whale begins to dive. Sightseers aboard the boat cheer at the breathtaking sight. I searched for whales on a whale watching sightseeing boa...

Harvesting of rice begins in earnest as ears turn golden

The harvesting of rice has begun in earnest in the town of Tobetsu in the Ishikari region of central Hokkaido, where rice production thrives. Due to the continuous intense heat of the summer this y...

【Series】Spirits of the Kamuy landscape (47) Chipmunks’ cheeks full of fruits of autumn

While traveling across a scree slope in search of pika rock rabbits halfway up Mt. Tokachidake, I encountered two chipmunks. Many mammals are highly independent and often live alone, except during...

Specially selected Yamasachi grapes make high quality wine

The work of thinning-down the ‘Yamasachi’ vines – developed especially for wine-making – is reaching its peak in the vineyards of Chiyoda in the town of Ikeda in the Tokachi region of eastern Hokka...

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The multirole transport "Lavender Train" was newly constructed this year, and on September 22 in the Northern Hokkaido city of Wakkanai, it operated in public for the first time on the JR Soya Line...

The pipe organ in the chapel of wedding ceremony church "Miyanomori Frances Church" in Sapporo's Chuo ward was discovered through expert appraisal to be a 19th century British organ, of which only ...

A fair spotlighting sweets and bakery items featuring anko paste made from Hokkaido-grown adzuki beans started on September 20 in ten Sapporo shops, focusing on cafes and bakeries.

The Cape Kiritappu (Cape Tofutsu) in the town of Hamanaka in Eastern Hokkaido's Kushiro region is gradually becoming a breeding area for the sea otter, which is an endangered species. And on Septem...

On September 23, a dead, beached whale was seen being eaten by brown bears at Shiretoko Peninsula in the town of Shari, situated in Eastern Hokkaido's Okhotsk region. A video was captured by a pass...

The Sapporo Snow Festival Executive Committee, made up of representatives from Sapporo City and the like, announced on September 21 that the installation of large-scale snow sculptures at the 72nd ...

An Ainu cultural and academic research group in the town of Bihoro in the Okhotsk region, which is involved in the preservation of Ainu culture, held a ‘cipusanke’ (boat launching ceremony) for a ‘...

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