Gundam Newspaper!!

August 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Asahi Shimbun Newspaper has just released a special issue called
“Asahi Shimbun Mobile Suit Gundam Edition”!!

I happened to find this copy today at a convenience store
when I went there to buy “Shukan Shonen Jump”.

It is just amazing. The paper says that this is the January 1st,
0080 (Cosmic Century) issue, which seems to be equivalent to
August 6th, 2015 AD.

Good job, Asahi Shimbun!

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Munich Christmas Market in Sapporo 2014

December 16, 2014 Leave a comment

 

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Munich Christmas Market in Sapporo 2014!

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Prepared for a White Christmas

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The 2014 mug and the last year’s

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Bear-shaped colorful macarons!  Cute!!

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Black beer and German  bread, sausage and Sauerkraut!

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Munich Christmas market and the Sapporo TV tower

Munich Christmas Market in Sapporo 2014 is held at Odori park,

downtown Sapporo, Hokkaido from Nov. 28 to Dec. 24.

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Toyohira River Cycling Road Sep 2014

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment

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Toyohira River Cycling Road again!

We already have an autumn sky.

Purple-colored chrysanthemums and yellow-colored tall golden rods

along the cycling road are now so beautiful.
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You can see the Ishikari River from here.
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There are puddles here and there in the cycling road.

(Probably because of the rain a few days ago)
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At the northern side of the Toyohira River Cycling Road.
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Withered sunflowers are traces of summer and cosmoses are now in full bloom.
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A red fruit of hamanasu, rugosa rose aka Japanese rose.
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Green frogs say “Bridge Work Ahead”!
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The toyohira river and the munich bridge.

Today’s distance: 58km
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Sapporo Toyohira River Cycling Road in July

July 22, 2014 Leave a comment

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Sapporo Toyohira River Cycling Road! It’s nice to be back!!
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This is one of my favorite parts: the northern side of the Toyohira River Cycling Road.
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Purple flowers whose name is unknown to me were in bloom.
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Only a few bikes and runners around here.
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Dolls of “Hina-matsuri” (girl’s festival)

February 27, 2014 Leave a comment

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Now 45 places including sight-seeing spots and restaurants in Otaru city, Hokkaido,

display “Hina” dolls.

Hina are special dolls displayed on the girl’s festival day (March, 3rd)

to celebrate the growth of girls and wish for their health and happiness.

The picture above shows the hina dolls at Otaru JR station.
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Now the Otaru JR station has 100 hina dolls!

You can see those hina dolls displayed in many spots in Otaru until March 9th.
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Teine Highland (ski area) 2014

February 17, 2014 Leave a comment

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Teine Highland!

“Sapporo Teine” ski resort is located on Mt. Teine (1023m) and it was a venue

for alpine skiing, luge, and bobsleigh at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics.

You can see the olympic rings on the wall of the building in the picture.

Sapporo Teine ski resort consists of “Highland zone” and “Olympia zone”

and those two zones are connected with gondolas.
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At the top of the mountain.
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Because of the heavy snowfall, the ski course can not be seen well.
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A slope at Teine Highland.
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Maybe the oldest lift in the Teine Highland?

Teine Highland has good ski slopes and it’s only 40 miniutes from downtown Sapporo by car.
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Snow Cruise Onze 2014

February 13, 2014 Leave a comment

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“Snow Cruise Onze” is a ski ground in Otaru, Hokkaido.

While skiing, you can have a great view of Ishikari-wan bay.

Onze opens until 11 o’clock at night, thus it is called “Onze”,

which means eleven in French.
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It’s nice to ski through the woods and toward the sea.
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Snow Cruise Onze is not a big ski resort, but really enjoyable

with the great great view of the ocean.

It’s also close to Sapporo, 30 minutes from downtown Sapporo using an express way.
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