I happened to know this event when I visited Shiriuchi Hot Spring in Shiriuchi-cho, a neighboring town of Fukushima-cho. Fukushima-cho is well known for people living in Donan, or southern part of Hokkaido as a hometown of a well known former Yokozuna, or grand champion, Chiyonofuji.
Akiko lives in a city next to Hakodate and loves to drive around Hakodate and surrounding area. I hope people who visit or live in the Southwest area of Hokkaido come to love the area, too. 函館の隣町在住で道南エリアのドライブ大好きAkikoです。道南を訪れたり、住んでいる人が土地を好きになってくれたらなぁ、と思います。