Sapporo Snow Festival opens

posted on February 6, 2016

The annual snow festival has opened in the northern Japanese city of Sapporo, featuring more than 200 snow and ice sculptures.

The Sapporo Snow Festival was declared open on Friday at Odori Park and 2 other sites in the capital city of Hokkaido.

The huge sculptures in the park include one of the new bullet trains that will start running in Hokkaido next month. Another one is based on a popular cartoon, "Attack on Titan".

The festival also has a 17-meter-tall recreation of the facade of St. Paul's Ruins in Macau, a UNESCO world heritage structure. Some of the statues were made by local residents.

source by NHK
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