Sapporo Snow Festival

We would like to introduce snow festival held in Sapporo, Hokkaido.

Hokkaido is located in the northern end of Japan. They have a lot of snow every year. And special local products such as crab, salmon and a lot of vegetables are famous for.

Sapporo Snow Festival is held every year in winter. More than 2 million tourists, including foreigners visit there and it is the biggest event in Hokkaido.

A variety of statue such as animation character and building, made by snow and ice can be seen all around the stage.

Please visit the following website to get more information.

http://www.snowfes.com/

060209-N-7526R-205 Sapporo, Japan (Feb. 9, 2006) - Illuminated trees and ice sculptures line the streets leading up to Sapporo's TV Tower during the Sapporo Ice Festival. These were just some of the many spectacular ice and snow sculptures Sailors and Marines stationed aboard the amphibious command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) had a chance to see during the ship's four-day visit to Japan. Blue Ridge and the embarked 7th Fleet staff deployed in January, to complete routine port visits and community relations projects throughout the 7th Fleet area of operation (AOR). U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman Marc Rockwell-Pate (RELEASED)

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