Japanese Snow Sculptures That’ll Make You Love Winter.
Japan has been hit with heavy snowfall and winter weather. The country has been blanketed in white as the temperatures have dropped with heavy blizzards, causing traffic jams, airline flights cancelled, and the country's university entry exams in jeopardy of being delayed in some areas.
The nation's Meteorological Agency warns the weather is not going to let up any time soon. Still, residents have taken this as an opportunity to go outside and build some very cool snow structures. And it's not just regular, easy snowmen being made here.
The influence of the annual Sapporo Snow Festival, set to open next month in Hokkaido, may have inspired these budding artists to make more than just a man with a carrot nose.
Winnie the Pooh and his large honey pot are sure to keep him warm during the cold, winter days.
Totoro, the spiritual, forest friend has its umbrella ready to fight off the snow.
Pikotaro is a Japanese comedian who loves nothing more than to don his yellow, animal print scarf and glasses.
Pokémon had to make its appearance despite the frigid weather.
Some parts of Japan received anywhere from 50 up to 80 cm of snow in just one night. Other cities had over two meters of snow.
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