Yesterday I went to Chiera Hall at Miyanozawa to see the 4th Imagine Music Festival.
It's a project by local folk singers with the themes Peace, Hope and Dreams.
Young people write their ideas about the themes - and the musicians set them to music and perform them on stage with guitar or piano. There are drawings too by kids and the compositions are recorded onto a CD.
It was interesting - of course this year the events of March 11 in Tohoku over-shadowed everything in various songs about peace and living in harmony etc.
Next year the organisers are hoping to inclide some kiind of international element to the festival, maybe non-Japanese children or musicians living in Sapporo.
If you would like to find out more please check the Imagine Project website here.