The color of autumn was left in Hakodate City. It may be one of the best place to live and particularly to enjoy the adolescence albeit the youngster in Hakodate seemed to love driving and talking about automobiles.
In August, 1907, a big fire burnt down over 12,000 houses, almost a half of Hakodate Ward. The public meeting hall where the citizens had gathered together was lost.
Mr. Teppei Soma, a wealthy merchant contributed 50,000 Japanese yen (a terribly great value of money at that time) though he had also lost his own shops in that fire. Thanks to his contribution, the present public hall was completed in 1910.
In May, 1974, it was designated as an important cultural property and the building was entirely restored in 1982 after three years of work.
( quoted form the description made by the Municipality of Hakodate)
Whom will you be with tomorrow night, Christmas Eve ?
Please have enough time with your family and be-loved, savoring culinary delights and home-made holiday fare ;)