Screenplay: Satoshi Kuramoto, Production: Fuji Television, Broadcasting Station: Fuji Network) ”, known as Goro Kuroita, who died in March 2021 at the age of 88, on the anniversary of the death of “Kunie Tanaka” on the anniversary of the death of Kunie Tanaka. It seems that a ceremony was held in Furano City, Hokkaido, where the place was located, in line with the first anniversary of one’s death. Satoshi Kuramoto, who wrote the script, also attended and said, “It’s been a year early and I don’t feel like he’s dead.” In addition, it seems that he announced the idea of setting up a blackboard Goro’s grave at the location facility “Goro’s Stone House” in the city around May as “to make a dent”. At the ceremony, about 50 fans and local officials lined up to donate flowers. “From the North Country” is a popular work representing Japan that depicts a family living robustly in nature without electricity or water. TOKACHI DIARY: You can see the Furano Basin from the hill near the Miyama Pass with a good view, and from “Well, here”, you can see from the foot of Biei in the east, about 12 km to the foot of Biei, and to the mountains in Sorachi in the west. Between 3 ri (about 42, 52 km) and 5 to 6 ri (about 20, 24 km) from north to south, there is no obstruction in the eyes. ). It is considered to be a suitable country compared to the inland area because it is surrounded by mountains (the nature of the land) and is surrounded by a single seal (expected to be within the territory of the daimyo). By Chief magistrate: Takeshiro MATSUURA. Furano City is located in the southern part of the Kamikawa jurisdiction. It is located in the center of Hokkaido at latitude 43 degrees 09 minutes 24 seconds to 43 degrees 24 minutes 05 seconds, longitude 142 degrees 16 minutes 17 seconds to 142 degrees 40 minutes 40 seconds, east-west 32.8 km, north-south 27.3 km, and is the central city of the Furano Basin. be. The total area is 600.71 km2 (as of October 1, 2016), with Mt. Furanodake in the Tokachidake mountain range to the east, Mt. Ashibetsu in the Yubari Mountains to the west, and the University of Tokyo Forest in the south, about 70% of the city area. It is in the natural condition that the forest occupies. The climate is a typical continental climate due to the terrain surrounded by the Daisetsu Mountains and the Yubari Mountains in the inland area of Hokkaido. The daily and annual range of temperature is large, and there is a tendency of torrential rain in the summer. The snowfall period is from mid-November to early April, and the snow depth is within 1m, but it is said to reach 2-3m in the mountains. The average annual temperature in 2014 was 7.5 ° C, with a maximum temperature of 33.2 ° C, a minimum temperature of minus 25.3 ° C, annual sunshine hours of 1,573 hours, and annual precipitation of 938 mm. The development of the city began in 1896 when the Furano Wilderness Area Painting was set up, and in 1897 Chikara Nakamura（Born in Mii District, Fukuoka Prefecture, he entered Keio Gijuku because it is close to the fabric of Yukichi Fukuzawa. He received a land lease of more than 1,300 towns under the name of Mr. Shozo Sasaki, a representative from Fukuoka Prefecture, entered Takigawa in the same year, conducted a field survey, and settled in the present Furano City in 1897 via Asahikawa. In addition to Mr. Nakamura, Seitaro Kitagawa, Jiro Kamishiro and others played a central role in calling it ”Echigo Union Farm”. Railroad construction on the Tokachi Line began in 1899, and about 20 temporary towns were built nearby, but Nakamura worked hard on public affairs and contributed to the development of the village, and his bust was later made.）and others from Fukuoka Prefecture settled in the current Ogiyama area. At that time, the population of Furano Village was so small that the Utashinai Village Kocho Office was set up in Utashinai Village, but in May 1899, the Furano Village Kocho Office was established in what is now Kamifurano Town. On July 8, 1903, a notification from the Hokkaido Government announced that the Kocho government office would be located in Furano Village on the same day, “Split the south of Furano Village, Sorachi District, Ishikari Country, and set up Shimo Furano Village.” The Shimofurano Village Tocho Office opened in what is now Furano City, and the first Kochnd Tsutomu Deno was appointed. Furano Village was renamed Kamifurano Village. After that, Yamabe Village was separated in April 1915, but the town system was enforced in April 1919 and it became Furano Town. In April 1940, Higashiyama Village was separated from Yamabe Village, but in September 1956, the new Furano Town was born by merging with Higashiyama Village under the application of the Municipal Merger Promotion Law, and in May 1966, 10 years later. Was merged with Yamabe Town (the town system was enforced in January 1965), and Furano City was born as the 29th city in Hokkaido. It seems that the producers had a great deal of trouble before the Furano wilderness, which was originally a peatland, became a land where various kinds of agricultural products could be harvested. We have made soil by composting rice straw and livestock manure, mixing it with soil, and making drainage ditches around the fields. Delicious vegetables and fruits grow in the soil created in this way and the natural environment where the temperature difference between day and night is large. The city’s agriculture is said to have started in 1899 when Sadatsugu Kurigami of the Ogiyama district made a prototype of seedlings of “Ishikari Akage”, and after that, due to the improvement of varieties and the progress of cultivation technology (the origin of Furano is various theories, The Ainu word “Furanu” (where there are many red lava and roasted stones) “Furanui” (land of sulfur-smelling flames) “Furanui” (smell flame) is said to have been translated from the city. There is Mt. Io (Mt. Tokachi) upstream of the Furano River, which is derived from the odor and procedure. The origin of Ogiyama seems to have been established around 1919 by Tamaki Koizumi (Principal of Ogiyama Elementary School), who named it from the shape of the mountain at the shrine. From Furano city area, take Route 38 toward Obihiro for about 2.6 km, then enter the side road and go straight for about 650 m. There is also an Ogiyama reclamation monument nearby. In 1899, Sadatsugu Kurigami（Furano pioneer meritorious person, founder of Furano paddy rice cultivation. Born in Nakahojo Village, Tohaku District (currently Hojo, Hokuei Town, Tohaku District, Tottori Prefecture). In 1894, he traveled with his family and moved to Ebeotsu Village, Sorachi District. After that, he found the necessity of paddy field development, borrowed rice seedlings from the prefectural government and started development, and made a great contribution to the paddy field development of Ebeotsu. In 1898, he moved to Furano on the recommendation of Chikara Nakamura. He cultivates 15 town walks (about 148.7 m2) as a peasant on the Kamidai farm. After that, he was transferred to 7 towns and 5 counter-walks and became a pioneer of self-produced farming.）planted seedlings in the back of his house, combining the ones that brought water seedlings on foot from Takigawa with other seedlings, and made a trial of about 5 ridges (495.8 m2). It all started with the harvest of Doo (about 108.2 liters). ), Rice cultivation became a key industry, but the rice market became unstable from around 1967, and uniform production adjustments were implemented nationwide from 1970, promoting crop conversion in the city, and now onions, “watermelons”, melons, etc. Established the status of a major vegetable producing area. However, in recent years, the city’s agriculture has suffered from sluggish agricultural product prices due to the liberalization of imports of agricultural and livestock products, which is symbolized by the TPP problem（Abbreviation for Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. It refers to an economic partnership agreement that aims to be concluded between countries belonging to the region. In a nutshell, a system that eliminates import tariffs between TPP member countries and allows more freedom in trade. The purpose is to remove obstacles to free trade in a wide range of fields such as services, investment, and finance, as well as goods, so that cross-border economic activities can be carried out smoothly. To determine the rules necessary to promote and expand free trade by eliminating tariffs between member countries.）, a shortage of farmers due to the declining birthrate and aging population, and a decline in rural functions due to population decline. The future of the country is extremely disturbing. In particular, the shortage of farmers is the biggest crisis factor for the survival of the city’s agriculture and rural areas, and it is positioned as a priority issue in the second Furano City Agriculture and Rural Basic Plan formulated in March 2014. Furano’s watermelon originated in the Furano city’s royal district, and cultivation began around 1965. Currently, it is cultivated in about 80 households and 140 ha, mainly in Furano City and Nakafurano Town. We cultivate a wide variety of watermelons, including general large watermelons, pillow-shaped watermelons, small watermelons, and black-skinned small watermelons. Watermelon, which is cultivated by producers by hand-salt, receives abundant nutrition in the vast land of Furano, Hokkaido, and is harvested with increased sweetness, especially due to the climate where there is a temperature difference between day and night. Variety introduction: Otama（Large Ball）striped watermelon (summer earth, festival; Matsuri bayashi, summer danran, mighty) Kodama（Small Ball）striped watermelon (hitorijime, madder ball) black skin Kodama watermelon (hitorijime BonBon) pillow-shaped striped watermelon (red pillow). Developed a smart suit to reduce fatigue of agricultural work and long-term care work, 2016: Smart Support Co., Ltd. / Hokkaido University, “Problem-solving welfare equipment practical development support project”. Furano is the second largest watermelon producing area in Hokkaido and is known for the “Kitanomine Watermelon” brand. Producers who run farms in Furano grow watermelons on 4 ha of farmland. Growing watermelons on vast farmlands has never been easier. For example, in order to color the watermelon evenly, a watermelon weighing 7 to 8 kg is moved around in a mid-waist position. Moreover, two balls are put in one case for shipping, and 15,000 cases are manually shipped annually. Therefore, it is said that all the watermelon farmers around them are suffering from back pain. According to producers, back pain is commonplace among watermelon farmers. However, if the pain in the lower back makes it impossible to move, farm management will not be able to stand. It’s not just because of back pain, but the number of watermelon farmers in the same area as me, which was 20 at the peak, has decreased to 7. This is a national trend, and it seems that the number of farmers who grow large watermelons is decreasing. Producers pay more attention to physical care and try to maintain their physical strength to prevent back pain, but they say that there are still limits. In the future, if you lose muscle strength, you may hurt your lower back. When he was worried about that, he learned about the idea of light labor and started using smart suits（It is said that many people suffer from low back pain because the work of agriculture and long-term care, which requires them to work in an unstable mid-waist posture, puts a heavy burden on the lower back. In NEDO’s “Problem-solving welfare equipment practical development support project” and “Innovation promotion business Problem-solving practical development subsidy project (welfare equipment)”, both Smart Support Co., Ltd. and Hokkaido University apply robot technology. Developed auxiliary equipment. Making full use of technologies such as robotics, motion analysis, and elastic material analysis. Mechanization is difficult in agricultural work, and there are still many tasks that can only be done by human hands. In the cultivation of heavy vegetables such as watermelon and Chinese cabbage, it is said that many farmers suffer from chronic low back pain because they continue to work while maintaining a mid-back posture. If my back pain worsens and I can’t do farm work, my income path will be cut off.）. When I actually started using it, it was confirmed that it certainly had the effect of assisting the mid-waist posture. However, at the same time, he felt uncomfortable due to sweating under the scorching sun in summer. Producers suggested using materials with high sweating performance, based on their experience working in a nationwide sports retail chain before engaging in agriculture. From the user’s point of view, it seems to have supported the development of smart suits. In recent years, various strength assisting orthoses have been developed in order to reduce the physical burden of long-term care work and agricultural work. The direction of its development can be roughly divided into two. One is the “active muscle strength aid”. This is an auxiliary device equipped with a power source such as a motor to assist the wearer’s movement. On the other hand, a muscular strength assist orthosis that reduces the load by distributing the load applied to the wearer’s body by using the tension of an elastic material such as rubber without having external power such as a motor is a “passive type muscular strength assist”. Called “orthosis”. Since the passive type does not have a power source, the assisting force is weaker than that of the active type, and the weight that can be lifted depends on the muscle strength of the wearer. However, in addition to the fact that it is not necessary to incorporate a safety mechanism for external power, it is more suitable for practical use because it can be manufactured with inexpensive materials. It seems that smart suits can also be classified as passive types. The aim of smart suits is to reduce labor. Light labor is to make the work done by humans easier. The concept of light labor is different from that of increasing power. Strengthening aims to exert more power than human muscle strength by using external power such as powered suits. Therefore, it seems to be very effective in heavy work such as distribution cargo handling, disaster recovery, and military use. However, active-type orthoses that increase their power tend to require a large amount of development cost for proper external power and their safe driving, and tend to be large and heavy due to the power and safety mechanism. In other words, it seems that it is often suitable for limited applications, targeting heavy objects with abundant budget and above a certain level. It is well understood that it is often not necessary to increase the power to that extent for daily light work and work that requires an unreasonable posture such as agriculture, forestry and fisheries and long-term care. As it is a common task, it is often not possible to spend a large amount of money. However, even such work puts a strain on the body without assistance, and if it is continued as it is, it may even cause illnesses such as back pain. What is needed here is not to increase the power, but to reduce the labor. It can be introduced at a lower cost than the active type, it does not take much time to put on and take off, and the daily physical burden and fatigue can be reduced. This is exactly the idea of light labor realized by smart suits. It seems to be a technique that helps and protects the people who work, and is kind to both the body and the body. Moreover, since the work load is reasonably reduced, an appropriate training effect can be obtained. In addition to what I mentioned earlier, it seems to have a tremendous effect. It is light labor that can be expected to avoid the decline of muscle strength and physical strength without excessive assistance. Hokkaido University No. 8 Farm began in 1886 with the dedication of Shosuke Sato, the principal of Sapporo Agricultural College at the time, and took jurisdiction over a part of the undeveloped Furano Basin as a school property, along the Sorachi River from Furano to Yamabe（Paddy fields in this area began in 1967, when the Kanayama Dam was completed in Minamifurano Town. Before that, it was an area where potato production was thriving. It was an area where starch factories that used the hydropower of the tributary that flows into the Sorachi River and the river that flows from the Ashibetsu Mountains were planted. It was also an area in Furano that boasted starch production. In addition, there was the best asbestos mine in Japan. When asbestos was discovered in 1937, Yamabe became a castle town of mines. It was also actively mined as munitions, and the city area was booming. After the war, from 1955 onward, there were many abandoned farms, and the population flowed from agricultural areas into urban areas. The shape of the current urban area has been created. However, since 1965, asbestos mining has been reduced or forced to close.）. Iono (1118 towns in Furano district, 2,350 towns in Yamabe district, 3,468 towns in total) occupied most of the current city area. In 1898, the Furano Detention Center was set up for management, and three peasants settled there. In 1901, the Yamabe Detention Center was set up. The land was also expanded, and the total number of tenants at the time of the reclaiming was more than 700. Both of these two monuments were erected in 1909, with the peasants funding in a difficult life to commemorate the near completion of their reclamation. It is the oldest monument in the city, and it can be said that the development of Furano is almost completed. The fact that the monument was erected in the Meiji era, which was just after the settlement, shows how quickly the development progressed. In addition, most of the plains of the city area used to be the farmland of Hokkaido University, and it seems that the names of places such as “Gakuden” and “Goku” still remain. The unveiling ceremony of the Narumi Memorial was held on June 8, 1909 for the Yamabe Memorial and on July 7, 1909 for the Furano Memorial, and was attended by Shosuke SATO（One of Japan’s first doctors of agriculture, from Hanamaki City, Iwate Prefecture.）President and Takajiro Minami（When I was a student, I specialized in veterinary medicine, but in the early days of Sapporo Agricultural College, there was a shortage of instructors, so I was in charge of lectures on agriculture in general. He later served as Hokuren’s chairman.）Farm Director. At the unveiling ceremony of the Furano Memorial, the “Gakuda Sanku Shishimai” (predecessor of the city-designated cultural property “Furano Shishimai”) by people from Toyama Prefecture who settled in the Gakuda Sanku was performed for the first time / dedicated.
Furano’s watermelon originated in the Imperial Household District of Furano City, and cultivation began around 1965. Currently, it is cultivated in about 80 households and 140 ha, mainly in Furano City and Nakafurano Town. It seems that they are cultivating a wide variety of watermelons, including general large watermelons, pillow-shaped watermelons, small watermelons, and black-skinned watermelons. Watermelons cultivated by producers by hand-salt receive abundant nutrition in the vast land of Furano, Hokkaido, and it seems that they are harvested with increased sweetness, especially due to the climate where there is a temperature difference between day and night.
In 1899, Sadaji Kurigami of Furano City said, Ishikari Akage Rice (Kuzo Nakayama was the first person to succeed in stable cultivation of rice in the Ishikari region of Doo, which was the center of agricultural development in Hokkaido.) ”Was started as a trial production, and after that, rice cultivation became a key industry due to the improvement of varieties and the progress of cultivation technology, but the rice market became unstable from around 1967, and uniform production nationwide from 1970. Adjustments have been made and cropping has been promoted in the city, and now it has established itself as a major vegetable producing area such as onions, melons and melons.
On August 8, 2026, we are holding a safety prayer festival for the completed watermelon sorting facility in Minamiogiyama, Furano City. As part of strengthening the brand power of JA Furano’s specialty watermelon and expanding sales lots, the watermelon sorting facility has renewed the fruit sorting facility of the former watermelon sorting plant, which had been aging, and co-selected. It was created to improve the ratio and establish a shipping system that responds to labor shortages.