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Sapporo's entertainment district, just as the night draws in.
7th Aug 2008, 17:01   | tags:,comments (4)

Okurayama Ski Jump, Sapporo

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Used in the 1972 Winter Olympics, now a tourist attraction with a chairlift attached.
7th Aug 2008, 16:59   | tags:,comments (0)

Tokumaru, Sapporo

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Spiffy little restaurant recommended by the manager of The Belated Birthday Girl's favourite coffee shop.
7th Aug 2008, 16:58   | tags:,comments (0)

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo

Some items from their exhibition Hokkaido Three-Dimensional Art '08.

1. 64 Persons' Foot-Shapes That Evoke Memories by Tamura Yoko.

2. Spread by Kato Hiroko.

3. The Wall by Nomata Keiji.

4. The Circle by Dam Dang Lai.

5. Face by Suzuki Takashi.
7th Aug 2008, 16:51   | tags:,comments (0)

Sapporo TV Tower

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From outside by night, then from inside by day.
7th Aug 2008, 16:42   | tags:,comments (0)

Hokkaido Shrine Parade

Following the Shrine Festival, there's an enormous parade through the streets of Sapporo.
7th Aug 2008, 16:33   | tags:,comments (0)

Ham vs Yoghurt: which is best?

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The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters play the Tokyo Yakult Swallows at Sapporo Dome. Baseball is incredibly popular in Japan, as the mascot outside a Sapporo bakery in picture 2 demonstrates.

(In case you're interested, yoghurt won 3-1.)
7th Aug 2008, 16:31   | tags:,comments (0)

Hokkaido Shrine Festival

In which the Hokkaido Jingu Shinto Shrine has the equivalent of a big old church fete. In picture 4, The Belated Birthday Girl demonstrates the snack food known as Tornado Potato.
7th Aug 2008, 16:24   | tags:,comments (0)