special feature article

This is a feature article introducing the attractions of Hokuryu Town. Agriculture, culture and arts are introduced in detail.

  • June 11, 2024

With heartfelt thanks to all the town hall employees for their environmental beautification activities that make the town shine with the color of sunflowers!

June 11, 2024 (Mon.) On June 7 (Fri.), the Isshin-kai, an employee friendship group to which Hokuryu Town Hall employees belong. The town hall staff members conducted a planting activity as part of the environmental beautification activities within the association. Environmental beautification activities by Hokuryu Town Hall employees [...].

  • June 10, 2024

The first auction of Hokuryu Town's specialty "Himawari Watermelon" 2024 (Kyokuichi Fruit and Vegetable Auction Center, Asahikawa City, Asahikawa) and "Yum!" go back and forth.

Monday, June 10, 2024 The day after the first shipment of sunflower watermelons was made at the JA Kitasorachi Hokuryu Branch's produce collection and shipping facility on Thursday, June 6, the Kyokuichi Corporation of Asahikawa City, Asahikawa City, Japan, from 6:50 a.m. on Friday, June 7 [...].

  • June 7, 2024

The earliest first shipment of watermelon in all of Hokkaido, the yellow watermelon "Himawari Watermelon" only in Hokuryu Town! The best harvest in the 40th year since the union was established!

June 6, 2024 (Thursday) From 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at the JA Kitasorachi Hokuryu Branch's Agricultural Products Collection and Shipping Facility, the town of Hokuryu's Himawari watermelons, including red-fleshed watermelons, were the top first shipment of watermelons in Hokkaido. Including red-fleshed watermelon [...].

  • June 6, 2024

Mayor Yasuhiro Sasaki's visit to Hokuryu Town [June 2024].

Thursday, June 6, 2024 On Tuesday, June 4, Mayor Yasuhiro Sasaki conducted the June inspection tour of Hokuryu Town. Mr. and Mrs. Namba's home with its magnificent lawn cherry blossoms The first stop on the tour was Mr. and Mrs. Namba's home. The first stop was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Namba, who are growing a magnificent lawn cherry tree all over their yard [...].

  • June 5, 2024

Sugar content test of "Himawari Watermelon," a specialty of Hokuryu Town, conducted; shipment from the agricultural cooperative on June 6 (Thu) and the first auction on June 7 (Fri) in Asahikawa and Sapporo decided!

June 5, 2024 (Wed.) On Tuesday, June 4, before 7:00 a.m., two Himawari watermelon growers inspected the sugar content of their ripening Himawari watermelons before the first shipment of the Hokuryu-cho specialty, Himawari watermelons. The "Himawari [...]" is a specialty of Hokuryu-machi.

  • May 22, 2024

Fifth graders of Shinryu Elementary School in Hokuryu Town "Rice Planting Experience": They realized and learned the importance and difficulty of rice cultivation under the arrangement of Mr. Akimitsu Takada, an instructor of agriculture!

May 22, 2024 (Wed.) On Tuesday, May 21, after 10:00 a.m., 12 fifth graders from Manryu Elementary School (Sadao Kamata, principal) in Hokuryu Town enjoyed planting rice in the rice fields of Mr. Takada's company in Mitani, Hokuryu Town. The students planted rice in the fields of Mr. Takada's company in Mitani, Hokuryu-machi.