Japanese Sapporo Snow 2009 Festival
We recently talked about the festival of sculptures made of snow and ice in the Chinese city of Harbin. Now, on the Japanese islands began successive snow festivals, which are among the most exciting cultural and entertainment events in the winter in Japan.
Yesterday in the Japanese city of Chitoze started Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival 2009, and today, February 5, in the city of Sapporo, is also located on the northern Japanese lake in Hokkaido, has opened 60 th Snow Festival Sapporo Snow Festival 2009, which represented enormous snow sculpture, reaching 15 meters in height and 25 meters in width.
To create ice and snow art work dozens of teams from all over the world, sculptors came even from countries where snow is not falling. By building the most complex structures had been hired a team of Japanese army. Total for the 6500 festival took pyatitonnyh truck snow. Construction was hampered by weather tracks - some figures in the building is literally eroding the warm rain