It was a so beautiful day that walking around in the art park was so comfortable and energizing. But we were searching for the works one of our friends made and displayed.
The works made of pieces of iron by my friend are shown below. The frame is to cut out the beautiful scenery over there to show the hospitality of ceremony master. Other works are for the pot and the lid to rest. How do you like the arts ?
This art park is run by Sapporo City. It is so sophisticated art museum and open-air sculpture park.
An organic buffet restaurant is in the park. It seemed to be so popular and alluring so many citizens.
On the premise of Hokkaido University, a variety colors of Azaleas are in front of the Faculty of Engineering. Every year, they grabs my heart, to be honest.
Shall we remember the beauty of spring that we savored enough several months ago ?
I am not sure if we would be able to be captured by the unbelievable beauty of autumnal foliage or not this year.
Above is the Japanese apricot that is said the first beauty and bless of each year in Japan.
Lilac is on the right.
Anyway, my favorite in spring is the azalea that entertains me every year as shown below.
This time, I drove to Niikappu without my wife who has many relatives in that area. I brushed up the tomb stones of my wife's maternal ancestors, to be honest.
I remembered that I had to come back to my condo. in Sapporo City before my wife come back. I skipped soaking my body in the hot spring bath on top of the hill that is called "Record-no-yu".
Could you imagine clearly the life of the race horses and the trainers with the photos ? Many stories and dramas were produced in this town and some of the protagonists are still breathing there.
To produce the quality race horses, the number of the horses existing on top of the hill may be limited and the horizon should be seen clearly to make the horses eager to run.
Jogging around on the hill was so comfortable. I could not run fast like horses but feeling the wind from the ocean on the grass made me so refreshed that I became eager to run faster than usual jogging in Sapporo City.
I was not sure that such large space for the race-horses and training facilities were on top of the hills of Niikappu Town. I supposed a variety of subsidies were thrown into the project to equip the facility on the hills.