Mitarashi dango is a set of three or four dumplings stuck on a stick and covered with soy-based sauce. In these days, the Japanese people don't often make them but buy them at Japanese sweet special shops, supermarkets or convinience stores.
Akanko lake is located in Kushiro city in eastern Hokkaido. This lake and the surroundings are registered as Akan Mashu National Park, and not only the Japanese people but also many travelers from abroad visit here to enjoy its great nature and Marimo or aegagropila. Marimo is total sphere of alga, and looks very cute♪