When I went to Sapporo in 2004 for the 雪祭り (the Snow Festival), my friend Brian and I stumbled upon many unusual snow sculptures and artistic winter creations.
Perhaps the most daunting of all was the army of Japanese snowmen we encountered (click for biggie):
Some of them look a little imposing, but most of them look downright confused.
If you’d like to attend, the Sapporo Snow Festival starts on February 5th, and will be awesome again this year.
Continuing with the 雪祭り theme, next post I’ll have an "identify the snow sculpture contest!" Stay tuned.