• Short Summary

    Sapporo on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido was relying on the Winter Olympics this January to bring people to the city, but another attraction sure to charm the visitor is the annual Snow Festival, a wonderland of impressive sculpture in ice and snow.

  • Description

    Sapporo on Japan's northernmost island of Hokkaido was relying on the Winter Olympics this January to bring people to the city, but another attraction sure to charm the visitor is the annual Snow Festival, a wonderland of impressive sculpture in ice and snow.

    Large-scale figures from local history and mythology, and buildings ancient and modern have been sculpted from the ice, the severe climate of this most northerly of Japan's cities giving them quite a long life.

    Many of the sculptures also recall the antiquity of Hokkaido, last home of the primitive and almost extinct Ainu people, the original inhabitants of Japan.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD0HEAEY0662BWFL432NTEA1NJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAD0HEAEY0662BWFL432NTEA1NJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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