Monday, February 15, 2010

Hirosaki Snow Lantern Festival

Building snow sculpture


Another view of the building snow sculpture


Animal Snow Sculptures


Not sure if this is Mickey Mouse (??)


I don't know the name of this snow sculpture, maybe Mama and baby bear (???) hehehe, this sculpture is big it's like a stage size

Different lanterns and overlooking Hirosaki Castle


Visitors are getting the candles once you enter this area and putting them anywhere they want to











&*^%$100 #@ ! (whatever that is hehehe)


Hello Kitty (has mumps LOL)


This Japanese farmer snow sculpture is taller than me


Snow lanterns

My son was inside the small igloo ;-)


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Hirosaki Snow Lantern Festival

This snow lantern festival was held from February 11 to February 14, 2010. We went last Saturday, Feb 13. This festival began in 1977 is now one of the five biggest snow festivals in Tohoku region (Northern Japan).

The snow lanterns have different sizes and shapes. There are some with pictures of samurai warriors and some come on different odd shapes like the heart and star shaped snow scultures.






5 comments:

The Pink Birdhouse said...

What an unbelievably fascinating festival. I am so in love with your photos!! Each and everyone is wonderful to look at, the sculptures, the lights inside some of them, and the lanterns along the paths that you walk along to see the snow sculptures. I would so LOVE to see this all in person. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, seeing it in your pictures is the next best thing to being there! :-) I don't think that my camera would have been able to pick up the light in the evening as well as your camera did!! Good job. hugs, Debby

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

That building snow sculpture is impressively done. But I'm wondering how they kept the heat of the lights inside from melting the sculpture.

Life Moto said...

buti di natutunaw yung snow sa light ng candles in the wind! :)

ruma2008 said...

Thank you for showing wonderful scenery.

Happy weekend.

From the Far East.
Best regards.
ruma

Missy said...

HI Ruma- thanks for dropping by