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.

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Some of this year’s ice sculptures are:

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

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Notice the little bee on top?

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The details are amazing:

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There is an illumination walkway sponsored by Kirin:

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

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And you can see the artist at work:

 

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