[ 北海道 ] Seaweed Balls

Seaweed ball – you can grow it by feeding it the stuff it needs to eat.

But it takes about 150 years to grow it to this size.

The man (北ㄧ)who greatly influenced town to this day was a glass manufacturer. He started his business by making floating glass balls that’s put around ships (now they’re replaced by plastic-like material). Because glass breaks to easily, he had to change the focus of his business so he started making glass prodcuts of all sorts from lightbulbs, lamps, bottles, plates/bowls, to decorative art pieces. There are still a lot of shops all over the town (北ㄧ硝子館).

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