Monday, February 7, 2011

Ice sculpture festival opens-Japan

Snow and ice sculpture festival opens in Sapporo, Japan

Some 2 million people are due to attend the week long annual snow sculpture festival in Sapporo, Japan's northern island of Hokkaido
Over 250 giant ice sculptures have drawn in thousands of visitors at the opening
of the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan. The annual festival, which started in 1950,
is one of the country's biggest tourist attractions with an estimated 2.5 million people
visiting the event last year. Pictured above is a half scale model of China's World
Heritage site, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing

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