It’s another great chance of me to share my experience in the CDS Workshop.
Are you ready to go to Hokkai do with me?!
Atmosphere of Hokkaido University… very nice, isn’t it?
The 10th Comsumer Device & System workshop under the organization of The Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) was held on 22nd-23th of May, 2014 at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. This workshop focus on the research field consumer products, including comsumer device and system, smart/interactive TV, smart house, energy consumption, social media, etc.
I attended this workshop with three of my friends, Komeda, Akaike, Kume and Yasumoto sensei and Arakawa sensei.
The day before the conference, we arrive at New Shitose airport around 12am. After taking an one and a half hour flight from Osaka, our stomach got starving. Because time and tide wait for no man, we bought Ekiben (Lunch box sold at the train station) so that we can save time for travelling around the most famous city in Hokkaido, Sapporo.
Ekiben on the train to Sapporo
Ishiya Chocolate factory (Shiroi koibito Park) is our first destination. At this wonderful and well-decorated factory, we were enjoyed walking around to observe the production line of Shiroi Koibito. The factory is opened as a museum filled by many old luxurious good made in both Japan and western country. The top of this building is the place where a cafe is located in. They served very tasty cake, coffee and chocolate. And the highlight of this visiting is cooking a huge Shiroi Koibito by ourselves!
Very nice garden inside the park
Own own Shiroi Koibito
At that night, it was the time that I had been waiting for, All-you-can-eat crab legs restaurant!. We chose Nanda (ナンダ) which is located near the Susukino station. The food was awesome! you can eat King crab, queen crab, sushi, sashimi, beef, and other stuff as much as you want!
I love this restaurant the most!
The presentation day has come. We begin the day with soup curry, famous kind of curry in Hokkaido near the Hokkaido University.
This workshop is a little bit small but full of knowledge. I had a presentation first, followed by Yasumoto sensei, Komeda, Akaike, and Kume presented the last. All of us got a lot of interesting and useful questions for our research in the future. We finished our day with Gengis Khan buffet with CDS’s participants. It is all-you-can-eat with lamb, pork and chicken.
I am sorry I did not take a photo of Yasumoto sensei’s presentation
Before we came back to the real world on the next day, we stoped by Otaru, the sea-side small old town near Sapporo. We ate the most famous sushi in Otaru, masazushi, Jaga butter (Steam potato with butter on top), melon, shu cream, coffee, and more!
Melon and Iced kuromitsu
Otaru, the lovely town
Thank you for reading until here.
Let me say goodbye to you with this photo, the landmark of Otaru, Otaru cannal.
See you next time…