Published on : Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Over 2 million tourists are estimated to make a visit to this grand event that would portray special ice sculptures of iconic movie characters and many celebrities. The sculptures would also include one that is a complete replica of the US President Donald Trump.
A military band was employed to entertain the crowds at the opening ceremony of this festival.
At this interesting event, the French flag was raised on an ice replica of the renowned Arc de Triomphe monument that is located in Paris.
The other attractions of this snow festival include an ice moulding of Pikotaro, the singer who shot to fame thanks to his song named ‘Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen’ that had gone viral on YouTube last year. In fact, this song has also surprisingly inspired an ice sculpture of the US President Donald Trump who is seen clutching an apple and a pen. This has been created in reference to the dance move in the music video.
Furthermore, the festival witnessed sculptures from Nintendo’s Pokemon Go game and the characters of Star Wars that include the villain Darth Vader and robots R2D2 and C-3PO.
Different teams from various portions of the world would join hands in competing in snow sculpture contest that is a major part of this festival.
The winners of this contest would be declared on Thursday. The Sapparo Snow Festival has entered its 68th edition this year and it would conclude on Sunday.