Life / Culture
July 23, 2020
The season has begun again for the herring roe flavor enhancing process of sun-drying in Rumoi City, Japan's top herring roe producer.
July 22, 2020
Obihiro Shrine presented a “Hana Chozu,” which is a new practice of placing flowers in the shrine water basin used to purify the hands and the mind before praying there. Visitors could be heard commenting, “It's so beautiful,” and, “This is pretty.”
July 15, 2020
The National Ainu Museum and Park (Upopoy) serves as a base for the revival of the culture of the Ainu, an indigenous people of Hokkaido. It opened on July 12 in Shiraoi Town, central Hokkaido. Upopoy means “singing (in a large group)” in the Ainu language.
July 14, 2020
Beer gardens are now open in commercial facilities and other places in downtown Sapporo. However, some major locations, such as the Sapporo Odori Beer Garden, are closed due to the novel coronavirus. Each venue has come up with ways for infection control, such as the introduction of a self-service drink system.
July 10, 2020
On June 25, eight landmarks in Sapporo including the famous Former Hokkaido Government Office Building known as "Akarenga" or the Red Brick Office Building were illuminated in blue to honour medical workers fighting the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. This event was planned by the Hokkaido Government and Sapporo City Government to mark the one-month anniversary of the lifting of the state of emergency.