The Sapporo snow festival is held annually in Sapporo over seven days in February.
Odori Park, Susukino, and Tsudome are the main sites of the festival.
This is one of the largest and most distinctive winter events in Japan.
About two million people visit Sapporo to see the hundreds of snow statues and ice sculptures at the Odori Park and Susukino sites, in central Sapporo, and at the Satoland site every year.
An International Snow Sculpture Contest has been held at the Odori Park site since 1974, and 14 teams from various regions of the world participated.
The subject of the statues varies and often features an event, famous building or person from the previous year.
Look at nice a triumphal arch.
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