Snow story

Snow story
PHOTO BY ANTHONY JOH

This snow and ice sculpture, which depicts the mythology of Ise Shrine in Mie Prefecture, is part of the Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Park in Sapporo. The festival closes on Monday.

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    JonathanJo

    I'm guessing it's pretty big, going by the small piece of railing bottom left. My hat goes off to the sculptor(s) - if they've run out of the white stuff, just pop over to New York...

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    JDB829

    Had the pleasure of visiting this festival about thirty years ago. It was spectacular ! Hope to do it again someday !

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    semperfi

    Incredible ! Beautiful.!

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    No Miso

    Really, really should go and see this in the flesh myself one year!

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    BertieWooster

    If you're going to Sapporo to see the snow festival, and you are coming from somewhere where the roads are not covered in snow and ice, here's a good hint.

    Put on footwear that has traction. In many places the roads are covered with ice.

    And if you don't want to buy boots just for a few days in Sapporo, go to a 100 yen shop and get a pair of socks a few sizes bigger than you need and PUT THEM ON OVER YOUR SHOES.

    OK, so it's not a fashion statement, but you'll stop slipping and sliding!

    Believe me, it works!

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    Stacy Ann Augustine Scott

    Wow!

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    T-Mack

    The detail is Amazing...Wow! is right...

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    bababa

    I love the sculpture. Whoever did this is so talented!

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    nillie101

    Boston would be better (2-3 ft of snow! )

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    No Miso

    Another bit worth seeing - really a fantastic event!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj5CeTWxr-M&feature=player_embedded

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    Nessie

    The best part is watching them knock down the ice sculptures, which they're doing as I type.

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