|Let it snow, snow, snow
Feb 6, 2009
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
The 60th Sapporo snow festival in northern Japan opened on Thursday, showcasing illuminated ice sculptures, snow lanterns, a maze, a "Dragon Ball" sculpture and even a tribute to the country's world record holding swimmer Kosuke Kitajima.
A notable highlight this year is a huge snow sculpture of Disney characters, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Tokyo
The festival draws some two million visitors every year.
Photo: Reuters, AFP