日本での一年間

February 16, 2009

Sapporo Snow Festival (Odori Park site)

Filed under: Domestic, Events, Hokkaido, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 7:14 am

I went to visit the Sapporo Snow Festival, a yearly event in Sapporo city on Hokkaido, the Northern island, where giant snow sculptures are built.

Here are some pictures from the main event:

Sculpture advertising for the 2016 Olympics in Tokyo. Its still not decided where the 2016 Olympics will be held (the other candidates are Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, and Chicago). Which city gets the Olympics will be decided in October.

Sculpture advertising for the 2016 Olympics in Tokyo. It's still not decided where the 2016 Olympics will be held (the other candidates are Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, and Chicago). Which city gets the Olympics will be decided in October.

Close up on the Olympic rings

Close up on the Olympic rings

TV Tower in snowy Sapporo

TV Tower in snowy Sapporo

Disney Themed Sculpture

Disney Themed Sculpture. Sorry this picture is so bright and hard to see.

Totoro Sculpture

Totoro Sculpture

Totoro is a creature from the movie My Neighbor Totoro, by the famous Hayao Mizazaki.

Train themed sculpture, being cleaned of fresh snow. Japan likes Trains.

Train themed sculpture, being cleaned of fresh snow. Japan likes Trains.

Sculpture of Namdaemun, a famous gate in Seoul which was burned down last year in an act of Arson

Sculpture of Namdaemun, a famous gate in Seoul which was burned down last year in an act of Arson

More about Namdaemun, here.

Creepy Sculpture

Creepy Sculpture

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3 Comments »

  1. “日本だから、できる”? !
    Sounds pretty smug!

    Comment by reccaphoenix — February 20, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

  2. I know, right?

    Comment by myyearinjapan — February 24, 2009 @ 4:15 am

  3. […] Snow Festival, these showing the snow sculptures at night rather than during the day, like my previous post. The Japan Self Defense Forces helps to build and maintain the sculptures. Here they are touching […]

    Pingback by Sapporo Snow Sculptures at Night « 日本での一年間 — March 5, 2009 @ 7:24 am


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