I've just returned from the venue of the 64th Sapporo Snow Festival in Odori area of Sapporo City.
Approximately 2 million people visit and enjoy the festival where various kinds of culinary delights produced in Hokkaido can be savored.
This year ISE Shrine in Mie Prefecture will change the building. So one of the huge statues has the theme "ISE Shrine, Trip to the Myths"
The statue of the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan is below. It is made of ice, so it makes the blue color like the iceberg in arctic area.
The direct flights which connect Bangkok and New Chitose International Airport have been established, so the sculpture of "Wat Benchamabophit"(the marble temple) in Thailand was also built by the Self-Defense Force of Japan. Giant ice slides for kids were set in the venue.
I will post the photos of Hokkaido Winter Food Park in this area tomorrow. The precise information of Sapporo is at http://www.snowfes.com/english/place/index.html
It got fine in the afternoon. The general election of Sorachi sub-prefectural area is being held at the underground promenade in front of Sapporo JR station. Please visit and throw in your vote. Some kinds of present can be given to the voters.
Have a great weekend!