Amazing Sapporo Blog

Chisato-san lives in Sapporo, creates cool art and also shares information about Hokkaido & Japan on her Twitter feed and Blog.
I was born and brought up in Sapporo. I studied English at university and I'm still a English learner. I worked with Sapporo ALTs before. After that, I started to post about Sapporo and Japanese culture on a Twitter account named I love Sapporo. Now I write Sapporo Lilac Journal on note to share info of Sapporo with more people. My dream is to be a childcare worker. My hobby is folding origami.

INTERVIEW:  (March 2022)

1. What are you favorite places in Hokkaido?

I like Otaru. It takes about 30 minutes by train from Sapporo. I like to see the ocean from a window of the train. The view is beautiful especially in summer. I’m collecting glass dolls. They are SO small. The height is about 1~2cm. Otaru is famous for its glass art.

I haven’t been to Hakodate yet. Hakodate has many historical buildings and places. I’d like to go there in Spring. Hakodate is famous for Goryo-kaku park and you can see beautiful cherry blossoms there.

2. Please ask your grandparents what they did to celebrate their birthday when they were a kid. Ask them if they had a pet when they were a kid.

My grandma says she had a cat and a dog when she was 11years old.

She says she wasn't celebrated on her birthday.

3. What is your favorite Japanese food restaurant? What is your
favorite non-Japanese restaurant?

北海道四季彩亭/Hokkaido Shikisaitei (Sushi) I love their “fried prawn” sushi! It’s delicious!

大戸屋/O-toya (Japanese restaurant) They serve you a meal of rice, miso-soup, Japanese pickles and main dish (baked fish or chicken karaage or grilled chicken and so on). You can also eat udon, soba, oyakodon (a bowl of egg, chicken and rice.), katsudon and so on.

I like Chinese food. I think Chinese restaurants in Japan are tasty.

4. So you think Sapporo should host the Olympics in the future?

No. (lol) I think there are some benefits. If Sapporo hosts the Olympics, many people will know about Sapporo more and come to visit here. That would be great. But, it costs a lot to host the Olympics. Also, I’m worried about security against terrorism.

5. Why did you study English and not a different language?

When I was small, I was into foreign novels. I read many books. I read all series of Harry Potter (7 volumes but 11 books in Japan). The Princess Diaries (13 books) and Darren Shan (12 volumes). I liked to lean foreign cultures from novels. After I entered a university, I stated to read books in English. The rhythm of sentences, beautiful adjectives…I thought how English is beautiful.  Yes, it’s still difficult for me. I’d like to master English someday!

6. Do you think Hokkaido people are shy compared to people from Osaka or Tokyo?

 In general, they say Osaka people are talkative and funny (many comedians are from Osaka.), Tokyo people are fashionable and active, and Hokkaido people are warm and friendly. I think Hokkaido people are sometimes shy but kind. If you are lost and ask a street to a Hokkaido person, I’m sure the person will tell you the street kindly.

News from: Sapporo Lilac Journal

Sapporo Lilac Journal / September 2022 :

Hi! How is it going?

  Summer is closing. It is getting a little bit cooler. This summer was not so hot compared with last summer. (Last summer was terribly hot. ) I like next season, fall. Maybe I will miss summer vegetables though! (like tomato, edamame beans, cucumber, watermelon etc. Did you enjoy these veggies this summer?☺) 
 September is my birthday month. Yah! lol I'm going to be…hehe, my age is secret! lol I buy a present for my birthday every year. I will buy some snacks and an accessary this year. Maybe I will spend my birthday at home and chat with my friends☺ 
  BTW, I started to use a dating app these days. I hope I can find a nice person…I hope I can move forward and improve my social skill! I wrote too much about myself this time, haha.


Sapporo Lilac Journal / August 2022 :

Hi! How are you?

  It's August! It has been very humid these days in Sapporo. People are enjoying summer events here, but covid started to spread again.
  In Otaru (Otaru-shi is a city near Sapporo.), there was Ushio Matsuri which is a traditional dance festival. On the last day of the festival, a very very big firework was set off!! I wanted to see the firework show there~.
  I'm into reading "Honey Lemon Soda", Mayu Murata's comic series these days. Uka-chan and Kai-kun are so cute couple~❤❤ My heart is "doki-doki"☺ This comic series is very popular among girls now!


Sapporo Lilac Journal / July 2022 :

Hi! How are you?

  Summer has come! Well…isn't it too hot already? This hot weather is not only in Sapporo but in the whole of Japan. Grobal warming causes this?
  When I went to a 100-yen shop (Daiso), I found summer goods are sold; small hand-held fan, Japanese folding fan, wet wipes for body and face, cool mist spray, small ice pad, neck towel for summer, etc. I bought a small hand-held rabbit fan (cute!) for my sister. It was 300-yen. It was not 100-yen. lol
  Do you have any plans for this summer? I want to go to summer bargain and buy some clothes! This time I wrote about Japanese fashion brands, so if you are interested, scroll this page! ↓