• Short Summary

    MANY PEOPLE FEEL THEIR CREATIVE INSTINCTS RISING AS THE FIRST FEW INCHES OF SNOW BLANKET WITH WINTER GROUND, BUT FEW ARE ABLE TO BRING TO THE TRADITIONAL SNOWMAN THE INVENTIVENESS OF THE JAPANESE.

  • Description

    MANY PEOPLE FEEL THEIR CREATIVE INSTINCTS RISING AS THE FIRST FEW INCHES OF SNOW BLANKET WITH WINTER GROUND, BUT FEW ARE ABLE TO BRING TO THE TRADITIONAL SNOWMAN THE INVENTIVENESS OF THE JAPANESE. ON FEBRUARY FIRST (THURSDAY) MORE THAN 120,000 PEOPLE WERE IN SAPPORO CITY, JAPAN, TO ENJOY THE ANNUAL SNOW FESTIVAL.

    THIS IS THE 19TH SNOW FESTIVAL, AND IS EXPECTED TO ATTRACT MORE THAN 4 MILLION PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER JAPAN DURING THE FOUR-DAY PERIOD. AMONG THE HUGE CREATIONS RISING FROM THE ICE ARE A THOROUGHLY FEARSOME ICE-MONSTER, AN ICE PAGODA, A SNOWY STATUE OF LIBERTY, AND AN IMPRESSIVE SCALE MODEL OF SAPPORO'S FIRST RAILWAY STATION, AN ICE-TRAIN ETERNALLY FROZEN INTO ITS 19TH CENTURY SETTING.

    SOME OF THE MODELS ARE UP TO 46 FEET HIGH (14 METRES). THEY WERE BUILT BY THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE JAPANESE SELF-DEFENCE FORCES. IN 1972 A FURTHER ATTRACTION WILL BE ADDED TO THESE WINTER FESTIVITIES - SAPPORO IS THE SITE FOR THE 1972 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8KSD8KGGF2QE37CCAM5DPPV8Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA8KSD8KGGF2QE37CCAM5DPPV8Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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