Treasures of Hokuryu Town

  • April 15, 2024

Spring Migratory Bird Flight Season

Monday, April 15, 2024, the season for spring migratory bird flights to and from Siberia is upon us. The flight route is the "Hokkaido Central Flyway. The flight route over the plains of central Hokkaido from the Yufutsu Plains in Tomakomai to the Ishikari Plain and the North Sorachi Plain [...].

  • April 12, 2024

White, flat and towering Mt.

Friday, April 12, 2024. Mt. Setai seen from beyond the Mitani area near the town boundary with Masuge Town. With the flattened ridge spreading out and towering majestically above us, we took a deep breath of fresh air. The life-giving energy in your body [...].

  • April 10, 2024

A snowplow excavator takes a rest!

April 10, 2024 (Wed.) An excavator takes a rest in the warm spring sun! With boundless love, gratitude, and prayers to the mighty excavators who worked so hard all winter long. Thank you for your hard work! Thank you [...].

  • April 8, 2024

Spring scenery overlooking the town

Tuesday, April 9, 2024 A view of the town as seen from the hill with a view. The town's fields have been sprayed with snow-melting chemicals, and the town's pattern is woven with a mixture of white and gray. With the arrival of spring, farm work begins [...].

  • March 29, 2024

beautiful spring sunshine

Friday, March 29, 2024 A time when the brilliant spring sunlight makes my heart lighten and relax peacefully! Come Spring! I can't wait for the coming of spring. photo by no [...].

  • March 28, 2024

A Gift from the Snowfields

March 28, 2024 (Thursday) Snowflakes glistening in the sunlight on the snowfield. The sparkling snowflakes in seven shimmering colors, a moment that makes your heart flutter, as if you were suddenly warped into a different space and invited into another world! The sparkling snowflakes in the snowfield [...].

  • March 27, 2024

Huetai-dake waiting for spring

March 27, 2024 (Wednesday) The days of "three cold and four warm days," with a repetition of cold and warm temperatures. The white snow-covered Etai-dake mountain rises into the clear blue sky, and the warm sunlight gently watches over the whole town as it waits for spring. The scenery is so beautiful that the whole town is waiting for the spring.

  • March 26, 2024

Pray for the March full "worm moon"!

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 Last night, Monday, March 25, was the Worm Moon! This March full moon is named as the time when Worms (insects) wake up from hibernation! The full moon with its magnificent light and the night [...].

  • March 25, 2024

Snow footprints in space

Monday, March 25, 2024 A pure white snowy mountain floating in a blue sky reminiscent of outer space. Footprints on the snow. The snow sometimes drowns out the footprints, but they are still there. What are you looking for?

  • March 15, 2024

Crescent moon shining in the dark indigo winter sky

March 15, 2024 (Fri.) The 2.7-year-old crescent moon shines brightly and clearly in the dark indigo night sky. The brightness of the crescent moon shining from new moon to full moon is so bright and powerful that it shines brightly as if to encourage and strengthen our hearts. We feel [...].

  • March 8, 2024

Warm light in the weather of Keihinetsu!

March 8, 2024 (Friday) The season of "Keichitsu no Souro" has arrived, and the winter creatures are beginning to wake up. The morning temperatures in Hokuryu-cho over the past couple of days have been 20 degrees Celsius below zero, so cold that one can feel the pain [...].

  • February 15, 2024

Yukigeshizuku icicle art

February 15, 2024 (Thursday) Ice pillar art created by drops of snow that melted in the sunlight. The moment when my heart sparkled at the unexpected encounter with natural ice art on the snow wall! The icicles of melting drops of snow [...].

  • February 9, 2024

Winter landscape with continuous snowfall

February 9, 2024 (Fri.) Five days have passed since the first day of spring, and it is around the time of the 24th solar term, "Ying Ying Ying" (黄鶯睍睆). Instead of the footsteps of spring, General Winter is in full swing! Snow, snow, snow, snow... The snow continues to fall with a heavy snowfall.

  • February 8, 2024

When you open the front door, there is a wall of snow!

Thursday, February 8, 2024. The night before the Setsubun holiday, the snow was falling steadily. "It's snowing a lot tonight..." I thought to myself as I opened the front door around 7:00 p.m. And around 19:00 at night, I casually opened the front door to see what was going on outside! When I opened the front door, it was [...].

  • February 7, 2024

Snowy landscape reminiscent of outer space

February 7, 2024 (Wed.) Snowy mountains, snowy fields, and snowdrops, all woven together by the falling snow, create a snowy landscape. The world depicted by the interplay of light and shadow is like outer space! It is as if we are flying through time, becoming the wind and flying through space.