Urban: OOTD #4
It’s officially summer in the Philippines! But the weather is too much these past few days. Sometimes one would wonder what if we have four seasons in our country. One thing that people in a tropical country like ours wants to experience is winter, specifically SNOW.
The last time I went to Japan, it was winter time. You might be wondering what could a tourist possibly do or go to during this cold weather. Here are some things that might spark your interest:
Sapporo Snow Festival, Hokkaido
The Sapporo Snow Festival, in Sapporo, Hokkaido is arguably Japan’s best-known winter festival. This event takes place every year in early February at venues all over Sapporo. Over two million visitors come to Sapporo for the festival, including about 50,000 tourists from abroad.
Asahikawa Winter Festival, Hokkaido
Asahikawa, well known as the site of Japan’s northernmost zoo, holds the Asahikawa Winter Festival from February 8 to 12. This festival’s snow sculptures are known for their size. For example, a sculpture representing Suwon Castle in the city of Suwon, Korea, had a volume of 103,591 m3 and was inscribed in the Guinness World Records as the largest snow structure in the world. The principal snow sculptures at this festival reputedly use six tons of snow.
Yokote Kamakura, Akita Prefecture
Kamakura, a typical winter sight in Akita, are snow domes created by hollowing out mounds of snow three meters high. Kamakura had originally been erected to worship Suijin, the god of water, at “little New Year,” a holiday celebrated on January 15. Inside the kamakura, the far wall has an altar to Suijin where coins are left as an offering to pray for happiness for the family, prosperity in business and an abundant harvest.
Tokamachi Snow Festival, Niigata Prefecture
The Niigata Prefecture town of Tokamachi, known for its heavy snowfall, is considered the originator of modern era snow festivals. It is famous for the artistic snow sculptures on display at its yearly Tokamachi Snow Festival.
Louis Vuitton Damier handbag – Signatures by Cristina
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