'Kamakura' snow hut festival starts in Nikko

posted on February 1, 2016

A festival featuring snow huts called "kamakura" has begun in Nikko City, north of Tokyo.

The opening of the annual event at the Yunishigawa hot spring resort was postponed for a week this year because the area had received little snow.

Nine snow huts about 3 meters tall were built at the venue. Tourists took photos and had barbecue parties in the huts.

The event's organizers also built about 800 miniature snow huts along a nearby river. The 50-centimeter huts were lit by candles in the evening.

source by NHK
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