As every city does, Sapporo a base of Shift, has own colours in each area. I'd like to introduce a map for those who want to enjoy walking in a residential street. My recommendation is Maruyama area. Stepping out from the underground, you will find a lot of elegant and historical architecture as well as various antique shop, cafe, gallery, and French restaurant here and there.
Cafe + Gallery "ShiRdi" is one of the space in the area. It looks like being remodeled of old housing. It's a comfortable space in which neighbours light-heartedly come in and enjoy a cup of coffee even if it looks "fashionable". There is a gallery on the second floor with cafe space.
In the middle of September, a photographer and graphic artist, Teruyuki Endou aka Rocketbeans held an exhibition there. He sells his original work of photography, mini book, postcard and T-shirt on his web site.
For this exhibition, he printed out pictures of scenery of daily street or plants on a fabric and exhibited it putting them into original wooden frames. Burning the girth of every piece of fabric, every frame looks different and organic. I think this frame is very unique and set pictures off to advantage.
Teruyuki Endou -Utsuriyuku Jikan-
Date: September 3rd - 14th, 2004
Address: Minami 6 Nishi 23, Chuo-ku, Sapporo