In Kamui – 1 –

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I went to the Kamui Ski Links to do skiing this morning.

The skiing course was covered full of powder snow.

This is why I love the Kamui Ski Links, though this was the first time to visit this winter.


In sapporo -1-

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Asahikawa – part 4 –

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I bought the XF35mm. This is not as heavy as the XF18-55mm and produces better images than XF18-55mm does. GOOD JOB FUJI !!  (But yet I love XF18-55mm)


Anyway, I gave a lecture to the first grade students yesterday at the university with the theme “ the research using reproductive engineering techniques”.
Especially in mice, lots of genetically engineered mice have been created for the study of gene function. And I did make lots of mutant mice in my former work place before coming Hokkaido.

In the lecture, I taught them mainly why and how the mutant mice are created, and how the mutant mice are used for the research. Finally, I lectured a concept of 3Rs in laboratory animal science; replacement, reduction, and refinement, which I consider are most important things for the researchers who use experimental animals to bear in mind when they use the experimental animals.

Every year after the lecture, I think that it does not go well. I had tried to improve the lecture more than that in previous year until it had started, but I could not be satisfied with my lecture at all, while there are not a few students who were satisfied with my lecture.

RIM cafe in Asahikawa

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Last Sunday, me and my wife went to one of cafes in Asahikawa, “RIM cafe”, for having a coffee and reading a book.


The RIM cafe is located along the road to the Asahiyama zoo. It will take more than 30 min by car to get there from the Asahikawa station, especially in winter season. (You will get there approximately 10 min before arriving at the zoo.)


The light in the cafe was a little bit dim, but not too dim to read a book. Although the cafe does not have lots of menus, the coffee and parfait that we had ordered were very delicious. Because the cafe has a relaxed atmosphere, it will be good place for relaxing and reading a book.


A suspension bridge

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A suspension bridge that is the nearest bridge from my apartment.

Sometimes we can see a beautiful view of the Asahi-dake (Asahi mountain) on this bridge.

Winter weather in Asahikawa

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The weather of this winter in Asahikawa is;

heavy snow in December,

cloudy with occational snow in this month (average as usual).

In general  the most forecasted winter weather in Asahikawa is “cloudy with occasional snow”. But during the day of its weather, sun and blue sky can be seen.

If you like the sunny day, you had better go out even when the weather forecast says that the day is “cloudy with occasional snow” during visiting of Asahikawa !