To "Murakami", a highly evaluated restaurant for raw Uni (sea urchin) bowl. Right next to the Hokkaido Prefectural Government.
Sapporo branch of Hakodate based restaurant.
Enjoyed a raw Uni (sea urchin) bowl and Ikura (salmon eggs) bowl. Raw Uni bowl for Hokkaido people is said a treat bowl for special days, like Unagi (river eel) bowl for Honshu island people.
A beautiful, orange-colored additive-free raw Uni bowl. It is "Elegant sea urchin" from the four northern islands. Imported from Russia?
A jewel-like Ikura bowl.
Northern sea urchin is characterized by its strong sweetness and rich taste. On the other hand, Purple sea urchin tastes lighter. Which one to like depends on the taste.
They have also many other seafood dishes, but at "Murakami" must have sea urchin.
"Murakami" will also sell Uni bowls at department stores in Tokyo.
After the meal, headed to Migishi Kotaro Museum of Arts (MIMA). Kotaro Migishi (1903-1934), a painter from Sapporo who is known in the history of modern Japanese Western painting from the Taisho era to the early Showa era. Born in Sapporo, he was active in Sapporo and ended his short life at the age of 31, and is said to be one of the most beloved painters of the people of Hokkaido. Dr. Clark, the father of the pioneer agriculture scientist of Hokkaido, also made a wonderful achievements in staying in Hokkaido for only eight months. Value of life does not depend on the years lived.
The were holding an exhibition of paintings that were the origin of Kotaro's work. His wife is Setsuko Migishi, an active Western-style painter. When Kotaro passed away she was only 29 years old, and she continued to work as a painter by struggling, moved to France for continuing painting and after returning to Japan, she was selected to Person of Cultural Merit as the first female Western-style painter, and passed away at the age of 94. Setsuko Migishi Memorial Museum is located in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture, where she was born. Her rich life that lived three times as long as Kotaro is also very interesting.
The Hokkaido Governor's Office is located on the same grounds of Migishi Kotaro Museum of Arts. It was built as a villa of Mitsui General Partnership Company in 1936, and has been used as a governor's house since 1953. Look like a stylish hotel or restaurant.
Currently, it is used as a reception house for visitors, and is open to the public free of charge when not in use. Large dining room on the first floor.
Beautiful garden and Migishi Kotaro Museum of Arts outside of the window.
Large conference room on the second floor.
Gifts from guests from all over the world are on display. This is a gift print from the Governor of Mie Prefecture.
When went outside, it was already evening.
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