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Friday, January 22, 2010

Ephemeral construction, snow festival



Sapporo Snow Festival is held in a beginning of February.
Here is Sapporo, Hokkaidō.

These are completely made of only snow.
A lot of such statues are made.




Very large quantity of snow are carried in a town from the suburbs. And snowy lumps are sculptd various form.

Social topics become the subject. This is a statue made in commemoration of interchange with Korea.




The festival of the Far East is lively all.  Therefore, it is difficult to appreciate the beauty of the sculpture calmly.

When the festival is over, they are completely dismantled...

The "Void (Kū)" is the important subject of Far East.

40 comments:

  1. Wow, the colour is so purely white. Ruma, you always make me go to the Far East :)

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  2. Are they made of snow? Incredible! I love this post:)

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  3. Fantástico festival, Ruma. Lástima que se desmantele. Luce con un matiz muy artístico, todo blanco.

    Saludos.

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  4. que lindas tomas nocturnas Ruma!!

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  5. Un festival magnifico, y con bonitas esculturas...

    Expectacular.

    Besos

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  6. You never fail to come up with something spactactular! This is beautiful..I suppose it was a positive interchange?
    This is fabulous Ruma-

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  7. Those images are incredible Ruma :)

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  8. The sculpture is very impressive, and I love the building, especially with the red curtains/lights in front. Wonderful photos to share an interesting part of your culture.

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  9. Incredible Ruma, I love your pictures. It's fantastic!!!

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  10. ...precioso. Estupendas tomas. Saludos.

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  11. Lots & lots of work on this, but what an awesome tradition! It looks beautiful!

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  12. Rome
    Greetings
    I greet you on this for the Post art of architecture in Japan and in fact everyone loves this architecture

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  13. Those are incredible pictures, Ruma! Those snow sculptures are enormous! We have a snow sculpture event here in Colorado but nothing to the kind of scale seen here. Very impressive!

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  14. Fantastic Images!!! I really love them!!!

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  15. tus fotos son fantásticas, Ruma!
    un fuerte abrazo.

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  16. Amazing photography, Ruma...I am sure it is very cold in that northern most island of Japan. I am sure the festivities must be accompanied with much Sapporo beer!!!

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  17. These are just stunning. There must be some very gifted artist that create them.

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  18. Spectacular !
    This must be quite a show.
    Arigato Ruma San.

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  19. amazing structures..truly! Wonderful images;) Thank you!

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  20. Great job ! I like very much scupltures with snow, ice and sand.

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  21. rumaさんは、日本の方なんですか~?

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  22. great i never heard about snow festival that cool

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  23. Thank you for sharing this, great story telling

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  24. Seems pretty awesome and Thanks for such an fantastic information.I hope that in future too I will get this kind of informative article.

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  25. Digno de admirar a estos artistas que elaboran semejantes figuras con esa calidad tan extraordinaria. Tus fotos les hacen un merecido homenaje.

    Saludos.

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  26. Belo lugar. Lindo registro. Abraços.

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  27. Thanks for these pictures of very beautiful igloos! ;o)))

    Thanks too for your messages in my Epaminothèque!

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  28. How amazing! They look like limestone, thanks for showing us.

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  29. Amigo, las fotos, son simplemente impresionantes.

    Saludos y un abrazo enorme.

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  30. Querido Ruma, es cierto que es una construcción efímera, pero qué belleza! Cuesta creer que puedan estar hechas de hielo. los artistas que las construyen son excelentes. Gracias por acercarnos tan buenas fotografías. Un beso.

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  31. I've never seen anything like this! Thank you, Ruma, for giving me the chance to these amazing constructions.

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  32. They are made of Snow!!!soo beautiful!!!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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  33. Ruma! They are so beautiful! Nicely detailed and in this perfect shade of pure white. I am glad you have captured this man made beauty on camera because it is short-lived...

    Thank you for sharing :)

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  34. Que a minha solidão me sirva de companhia,
    que eu tenha coragem de me enfrentar,
    que eu saiba ficar com o nada
    e mesmo assim me sentir, como se
    estivesse plena de tudo".

    Clarice Lispector


    Desejo um lindo domingo para você.
    Abraços com todo meu carinho

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