Updated: 06/02/2013 15:56 | By Thomas Oakey, Francis Whittaker
2013 Sapporo Snow Festival

The best ice sculptures at Sapporo Snow Festival.

Taiwan's Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (© AFP Getty Images)
  • Taiwan's Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (© AFP Getty Images)
  • Thailand's Wat Benchamabophit (© The Asahi Shimbun Getty Images)
  • Visitors admire snow sculptures at Sapporo Snow Festival (© AFP Getty Images)
  • A Japanese garden at the Sapporo Snow Festival (© KAZUMAC Demotix Corbis)
  • Anime character Chibi Maruko-chan and her family in Hawaii (© AFP Getty Images)
  • A swan at the Sapporo Snow Festival (© KAZUMAC Demotix Corbis)
  • Thailand's Wat Benchamabophit (© AFP Getty Images)
  • .Hoheikan Historical Guest House (© The Asahi Shimbun Getty Images)
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Japan's world-famous Sapporo Snow Festival has just drawn to a close, with an estimated 2 million people visiting the northern city to see some truly stunning snow and ice scupltures from around the world.

Click through the gallery to see stunning pictures of how this chilly corner of Hokkaido was transformed into a winter wonderland...


... on some pics tis difficult to tell which the sculpture is exactly ...


... nevertheless,as elsewhere there are some really brilliant sculptings achieved ! ~

13/02/2013 13:16
13/02/2013 18:24
I could carve better with my feet!!
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