Sapporo Snow Festival – Susukino Ice World

Susukino (すすきの) is a red-light district in Sapporo, teeming with restaurants, bars, and hotels. During the Sapporo Snow Festival, Susukino turns into an ice world where ice sculptures line up along the street.


Some of this year’s ice sculptures are:

The winning sculpture is this exquisite piece called Summ.Summ.Summ by ANA


Notice the little bee on top?


The details are amazing:



There is an illumination walkway sponsored by Kirin:


and a lighted carriage for people to sit it and take pictures:


And you can see the artist at work:


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