The 64th Sapporo Snow Festival has opened in Japan featuring 216 snow statues and ice sculptures which were built with the assistance of army units.
The spectacular 15-meter-tall snow compositions represent scenes from Japanese mythology, cartoon and fairytale characters, and famous sportsmen. The exhibits include a full-size building of the Kabuki Theatre in Tokyo. More than 32 tons of snow went into the creation of the ‘iceworks’. The snow and ice sculptures glitter with numerous lights at nighttime. The festival will come to a close on February 11th Source: Voice of Russia