Public Art in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is Japan's second largest island and is located at the north end of Japan.It is home to spectacular forests and parks.Hokkaido was first settled by Ainu, Nivkh, and Orok some 20,000 years ago.During the Muromachi period (1336–1573) disputes between the Japanese and the Ainu were common place and eventually lead to war and defeat for the Ainu . In 1876 an American by the name of William S. Clark founded an agricultural college in Sapporo. His teachings on agriculture had a lasting affect on the community and was responsible for a great population boom. Today Hokkaido relies heavily on tourism, light industry and agriculture.

Public Art in Hakodate - featuring: Fairy of Hakodate (Summer) statue, Oyako sculpture,

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