Friday, January 30, 2015

Getting Ready for the Yuki Matsuri

The 66th annual Snow Festival in Sapporo begins next week with a Star Wars theme. Ted and I were in Sapporo on Wednesday and saw these preparations in Odori Park. It's amazing to see how all this snow becomes huge snow sculptures.










 
There were a few snow flurries in Sapporo, but when we got to the bus station, we were told all busses to our town were canceled because there was a blizzard that closed the highway.  Luckily, the trains were still running, so we did get home.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely to see these photos. I arrived in Hokkaido just in time for the 1979 Snow Festival so these bring back happy memories. Pleased you got home safely!

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  2. The snow festival must be the highlight of winter in Sapporo. Fun to see the buildings being constructed.
    We have snow in Tokyo, too. Not a few snow flurries but no blizzard either. Brr!

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