With most of the population in Japan in a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the idea of holding a snow festival was not planned. And so it happened that the Sapporo Snow Festival it was canceled for the first time in 71 years. Instead of just doing nothing, the festival switched to online platforms. Tutorials and snow sculptures were created outside of the capital, Hokkaido.
The first of these sculptures was the "Snow Hatsune Miku," a mainstay of the Sapporo Snow Festival, and the event website featured the building process of the 2021 version titled "Yuki Miku Glowing Snow Ver." And presented the finished product. A video was posted showing the lights at night and demonstrating incredible skills.
Another celebration that takes place during this festival is the upload of photos from previous editions. The first two videos show the event in April 2020 and footage of the first festivals in the 1950s. It is interesting to see how the festival went from being a traditional holiday to the attraction it is today.
Finally, more videos on the history of the event will be posted with a February 28 deadline, with one or two uploads per day. Together with them further reports on the construction of the snow sculptures will be published Sapporo Snow Festival this year.
Source: official page
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