People in OKHOTSK
People who live in Okhotsk. Stories about their activities and thoughts.
Junpei and Ryoko Igoda
We hunt, we tan,
What is tanning? The leather wallets, smartphone cases, business card holders, and bags that we use every day are tanned. According to the dictionary, "It is a tanning technique that removes unnecessary proteins and fats from the rawhide of animals and treats them with chemicals to make them durable, heat-resistant, and flexible."
With the slogan "Let's make everyone's garden together"
The private rose garden "Miharashinooka Rose Garden" is located just below the Monbetsu Mombetsu Ooyama Ski Resort, which is known as a ski resort where you can see drift ice. It is already the 8th season since the pre-opening in 2014. Starting with the simple question "Why is there no famous flower spot in ...
This is the norm, so don't leave here
About 20km from the town of Okoppe, Tetsuya Kurosawa's home and workshop is located at the far end of the Asahi district (formerly Otappe district). Mr. Kurosawa makes a "carving" = wood carving work here with the motif of wild birds and fish. On the side of the house, the Otappe River slowly flows through the forest from Mt.
The three terroir people introduced in this magazine
Introducing what we are working on based on the original experience that we felt in Okhotsk, and the original scenery that leads to our activities
Breathing of nature's activities in a quiet forest
Originating from the Kitami Mountains, which is a watershed with the Sea of Japan, many rivers, lakes and wetlands form terrain within a distance of only 40 to 50 km to the coast, creating various terroirs in the "Nishimon" area. The Otappe River that flows at the foot of Mt. Yamame trout and chars live under the glittering and beautiful water surface that reflects the sunlight through the forest, and kingfishers come to aim for them. The sound of a kingfisher jumping into the river makes the quiet forest tense for a moment.
Address: Okoppe Town Asahi
Site with photos taken by Mr. Kurosawa, including the Otappe River
For you, the leather work made with great care
It is a local special product created by Yoshiko Igoda's strong desire to utilize the deer leather that she has caught in this magazine. Mr. and Mrs. Igoda also hunt themselves and complete all the processes from the procurement of raw materials to the production of products in the village. All handmade tannin tanning work takes a month to tan one piece. Please take it in your hand and experience the goodness of genuine leather. There is no doubt that it will be an important item that you want to carry every day.
Nishiokoppe Deer Leather
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Let's make everyone's garden together
"Beauty Harashi no Oka Rose Garden" opened in 2015. A private rose garden that was established from the thought of Mr. Kishiyama (P3), the chairman of the NPO Rosa Lugosa, the management organization, "Why is there no famous flower spot in Monbetsu?" About 600 roses of more than 150 species bloom beautifully every season, and the park is open every day in the summer.
Miharashino oka Rose Garden
Address: Under the bypass parking lot, 4-chome, Oyama-cho, Monbetsu-shi
Opening period: Spring-Autumn
Okhotsk tourist information
From the editor
We were able to issue the third issue of HARU for the first time in about a year and a half. We would like to thank many people for their support and cooperation in issuing this issue as well. Thank you very much. When I thought about what kind of information could be disseminated as "Okhotsk Tourism Magazine", I decided to focus on the reasons for living in Okhotsk and the original experiences and landscapes that lead to my current activities. Things that are naturally in Okhotsk. However, I think that by knowing it through someone's episode, it will look like something special that is not found anywhere else. It's special to someone, but it's something everyone has. I realize that the appeal of the area is endless just because I can share such things. Knowing the area through people rooted in the area will surely enrich your trip. I hope HARU will be the catalyst for "a trip to meet the real Okhotsk".
* HARU means “blessing of food from nature” in the Ainu language.
Published March 2021
Issued General Incorporated Association Okhotsk Terror HARU Editorial Department
Issuer Kazuo Furuya, Shinichi Chonan
Editor-in-chief Takuro Nakanishi (Dot Doto, 1988)
Design Misato Suzuki
Edit Daikoku Akari
Interview Nobuyuki Takizawa (Hokkaido Minyu Shimbun Co., Ltd.), Yuko Endo, Shinichi Chonan
Photo Takuro Nakanishi
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