Ken’s roasted sweet potato stand in Sapporo, Japan

In warm weather, the beautiful rolling hills of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido burst with flowers while, in cold weather, they literally glisten with snow. In any case, a loyal and friendly sentinel stands guard in the island’s major city, Sapporo. This is Ken-kun, the proprietor of the Inu no Yakiimoyasan sweet potato stand, a steadfast salesman that greets visitors and welcomes them to sample his signature roasted sweet potatoes, even though a sign outside the stand reminds visitors that he can’t give you change…because he’s a dog. The stand…

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#TodayInHistory – November 15

November 15 – Some important events on this day. 1315 👉🏼 Battle of Morgarten: Swiss beat duke Leopold I of Austria 1492 👉🏼 Christopher Columbus notes 1st recorded reference to tobacco 1884 👉🏼 European Colonization and trade in Africa is officially regulated at the international Berlin Conference, formalizing European powers “Scramble for Africa” 1904 👉🏼 King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade 1948 Mackenzie King retires after 22 years as Prime Minister of Canada 1969 👉🏼 An estimated 2 million people take part in the Vietnam War Moratorium Demonstration…

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