2019 October 17 I took a walk in “Hamanasu no Oka Park” at the beginning of this month. It’s getting colder day by day, but the wild flowers were blooming, and bees were flying around the flowers. When it’s cold, the air is clear, so the flowers looked vivid. If you want to visit “Hamanasu no Oka Park”, please contact us. We have some tour programs for visiting there! https://www.amiche-itn.com/historical-tour-1 https://www.amiche-itn.com/nature-walk-2 https://www.amiche-itn.
2019 October 16 Kirigami (paper cutting) is one of the traditional Japanese vaudeville arts. A performer cuts a piece of paper with scissors into elaborate figures. It is often performed with music on a stage and excites the audience with its amazing speed and skill. In this class, a professional Kirigami performer, Ms.Chiaki, will teach you how to do Kirigami. A couple from Singapore participated in this program. First, the lecturer gave a Kirigami performance and made “drag
2019 October 15 A family from Singapore enjoyed the program of "Making Art Cookies ”.
This is the class where you can enjoy drawing a picture with colored, sugar cream. The motif of the design is Hokkaido, and the ingredients, such as flour and eggs, are local products. The teacher, who is a qualified instructor for this, will teach you kindly. This time, they drew snowmen, a snow crystals, foxes and outlines of Hokkaido. It was their first time to make art cookies but, amazi
2019 October 11 A family from America participated in our program “Making Origami”. Origami is the art of folding paper into various figures. It is a part of traditional Japanese culture, and most children do origami at home or in kindergarten. This time, they made “Koma”(spinning top), “cat, “tulip”, and “butterfly”. The daughter of the family likes Origami and often does it at home. Her skill was very high, so the lecturer was very surprised. The daughter really looked like
2019 October 10 Hokkaido is famous for producing high quality buckwheat which is used in making soba noodles. Ishikari produces its own soba noodles made with automated machinery, but you can experience soba-making with your own hands in this special class. A couple from Singapore participated in this class. It was their first time to make soba, but the kind and friendly lecturers taught them man-to-man, so they could make it successfully! The most pleasurable time was tastin
2019 October 9 A 60 minute drive from Sapporo toward Ishikari Beach, there is a park called “Hamanasu no Oka Park”. It is famous for 180 different kinds of wild seaside plants and wild birds such as white-tailed sea eagles, larks and common stonechats. There is a light house in this park which is a symbol of Ishikari. It has a history of more than 100 years, and it was used in a movie in 1957. This park is located on a sandbar where the Ishikari River and the Sea of Japan mee
2019 October 8 Ishikari faces the Sea of Japan, and you can see the beautiful sunset every season. There are some good spots for watching the sunset such as Ishikari Beach and the Mourai Coast. When the sun begins to set, wild birds fly back to their nests, and after the sun goes down, all becomes still. Even on a cloudy-sky day, the sunset is beautiful and fantastic. How about driving along the Sea of Japan to see the sunset when you visit Ishikari? #hokkaido #ishikari #suns
2019 October 7 Every July 15th and August 15th, annual festivals are held in Hamamasu. Here is the video which introduces these festivals. You can see people carrying a portable shrine, dancing, and also fishing boats, which are flying the “Tairyo-bata” (fishing boat flags), returning from the sea. If you watch this video, you may feel you want to come and experience the real thing! #hokkaido #ishikari #hamamasu #japanesetraditional #japanesefestival
2019 October 6 There are noteworthy historical and cultural sites in Ishikari. During the Edo period (17th-19th centuries), Ishikari was the center of the salmon fishery industry. Honcho area was the location of the main trading post between the Ainu (the indigenous people of Hokkaido). There are also old shrines, temples, and museums where you can find records of salmon fishery and learn of Ishikari's cultural history. How about visitting there during your stay in Ishikari?