The festival of snow sculptures

In 1950, attending school in Sapporo (Japan) is in holidays in kindergarten prepared in Odori Park 6 animal figures made from snow. Snow figures so impressed the inhabitants of the city, since then it has become a tradition. And in 1972, after the Olympic games , which were held in Sapporo, the Snow festival has become famous all over the world.

In 1974, the festival has decided to hold an international competition of sculptures made of ice and snow . The competition involves teams from different countries — even those where snow had never been. How are such interesting shapes? First, a special wooden frames placed a huge amount of snow. When it becomes hard, sculptors undertake in creating their snowy masterpieces.

Size snow sculptures can reach 25 meters wide and 15 meters long. Festival of snow figures held in three cities in Odori Park , the stadium Tsudome on the street and Susukino, one of the main streets of the city. A very similar event is organized by the Chinese . One of the neighbors who borrowed this custom is unknown.

The important thing is that it's a really great, original and creative! In addition to the exhibition itself on the festival concerts and performances, the decorations are amazing snow sculptures.

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