Ebisu pumpkin has a slightly viscous impression. The flesh is dark yellow and seems to be quite thick. The average weight per fruit is 100-200 g heavier than “Hoko Aokawa Amakuri Pumpkin”, but the flesh is thicker. The fruit shape is a little more sleek compared to the excellent pumpkin we mentioned earlier. I have heard that the color and shape of the pericarp shows beautiful pale green flecks on a fresh dark green background with a hint of black, making it easy to distinguish from other varieties at a glance.
In fiscal 2013, JA Shin-Hakodate experienced a decline in its ability to produce agricultural and livestock products due to a decrease in farmland, an aging farmer, and a shortage of workers. There was concern about degeneration. Stagnation and decline in the production of basic crops were also seen in each region, making it difficult to maintain production areas. Based on these circumstances, in order to firmly maintain sustainable regional agriculture, we are conducting a “membership survey”, sorting out the problems and issues that the region has, and formulating the 3rd Regional Agriculture Promotion Plan. In 2015, 70% to 80% of the green onion shipment was shipped outside of Hokkaido. We are currently investigating.
Hekiketsu Monument (Monument): Built in August 1919 by Tomojiro Kakizaki, a former feudal retainer of the Matsumae Clan, on the old battlefield of Inakuraishi to commemorate the war dead of the Matsumae Clan. The founder, Kakizaki, was an ‘agricultural engineer’ from the Hokkaido government, and apparently visited the Assabu area to give agricultural guidance. The title and epitaph are Tsuyoshi Tsuchiko of Hakodate (1876-1936: Born as a surviving warrior of the Aizu Byakkotai, the eldest son of Sadakuni Tsuchikohyoemon, a master of the Hozoin-ryu spearmanship. From Yayoi Elementary School to Utsunomiya Junior High School in Tochigi Prefecture. , Studied Russian language at Tokyo Foreign Language School, then went on to ‘Keio Gijuku’, where he studied finance under Yukichi Fukuzawa. After graduating, his classmate entered the business world, but he was a junior high school teacher, an English teacher, and then Otaru and Hakodate Maritime Bureau, spent several years of his youth working as a government official, but retired in 1907.). It was originally installed at the current construction site of the Quail Dam, but was relocated to its current location along with the construction of the dam. The site where the current dam is built is an old battlefield where the Matsumae clan and the former shogunate army fought in 1868. Today, the quail（uzura）dam is submerged at the bottom of the lake and watches over the area from a deep waterway.