札幌市(Sapporo city), a city in 北海道県(Hokkaidou Prefecture).
The fifth largest city by population and the largest city on the island of Hokkaidou.
Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaidou.
Sapporo Snow Festival was started in 1950, that high school students built a few snow statues in (Odori Park).
It has since developed into a large, commercialized event, featuring spectacular snow and ice sculptures and attracting more than two million visitors from Japan and all around the world~
The Snow Festival is staged on three sites:
1. 大通(Odori Site)
Besides that, the site exhibits more than one hundred smaller snow statues and hosts several concerts and events, many of which use the their sculptures' site as their stage.
2. すすきの(Susukino Site)
3. つどーむ(Tsu Dome Site)
It is a family oriented site with three types of snow slides, snow rafting and more snow sculptures. Inside the dome, there are many food stands and a stage for events. Tsu Dome Site is open daily from 0900 to 1700.
This year is the 62nd Sapporo Snow Festival. Opened yesterday, February 7, 2011 and will go through for a week until Sunday, February 13, 2011. Here some photos on the main site yesterday:
|The Temple of Heaven, Beijing|
|A very popular anime, "Sazae-san" aired in Fuji Television|
|This year's traditional Japanese structure - 飛雲閣(Hiunkaku Pavilion) of 西本願寺(Nishi-Honganji) in 京都(Kyoto)|
|The Slider of North Donbei-kun|
|These are snow sculptures made by the citizens of Sapporo at Citizes' Square. Have some time here to refresh your mind before the next large sculpture. ^.^|
|Snowboard Straight Jumping Platform|
|Kingdom of Tourism, Hokkaido|
And the reason I wrote this post because of this:
Just wait for my next post, I'm going to write this RIGHT AFTER I published this post.
All credits(Source) go to:
Hatsune Miku Facebook
Crypton Future Media Inc.
Sapporo Snow Festival (Japanese)
Sapporo Snow Festival (English)