Yuki Matsuri By Night

Today we flew to Sapporo to see Yuki Matsuri. Yuki Matsuri is a snow festival. This is the 65th year it’s been held.

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Our hotel room is itsy bitsy. Here are the cute yukata in our room.

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In Odori Koen, there are many snow sculptures. Here is a building sized one.

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There are also cute little sculptures. The displays go on for 12 blocks.

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This cute sheep is one of the Yuki Matsuri mascots.

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Here is another really cool building ice sculpture.

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It’s the Coca-Cola bear!!

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A super cute ice stage.

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Sausage Lollipops – Only 400 yen!

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Here is a Winter Olympics sculpture.

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A singer performing in front of an ice castle. The range of ability of the singers was amazing. This girl was good. They also had people who sounded like they were dying. I’m pretty sure anyone in the crowd could have sung better.

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These ice bricks enclosed one of the smokers’ pavilions. I love this about Japan. In most cities, smoking on the streets is not allowed except for in designated areas, so you don’t have to breathe in disgusting cigarettes, nor do you need to worry about some inattentive smoker ruining your clothes by burning you. They do, however, allow smoking in most restaurants, which is pretty crappy.

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More cute ice sculptures!

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An ice stage in front of the TV Tower.

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Lights enclosed in ice!

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Here is one of those fabulously creepy WTF Japan moments.

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One of the walkways had beautiful light columns.

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A demon statue in the Momotaro display.

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Momotaro fighting a demon.

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These sculptures were near the end of the displays in Odori Koen.

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A Shisa sculpture.

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This certainly wins the prize for weirdest sculpture. A mammogram? Really? Also, why is she smiling????

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I really liked this butterfly and lizard.

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These dragons were also super cool.

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Hello Kitty is as cute as ever.

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Who needs snowplows?? Also, shoveling the sidewalks is not a thing here.

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Check out the cool way this hotel displayed their seafood selections!!

Well, that is all for tonight! I hope you enjoyed seeing Odori Koen!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marie Elder
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 00:39:41

    Beautiful sculptures! Thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  2. Barbara Lange
    Feb 09, 2014 @ 00:49:51

    Wonderful!! Loved your comment on the “mammogram” sculpture!

    Reply

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