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Turtle and swan ice sculpture  

Turtle and swan ice sculpture

Sapporo Snow Festival!

February 9th 2007
We went up to the top island of Japan for Yuki Matsuri, the Snow Festival! It was exciting for me to have it snow on me in the streets of the city, but it lost its appeal when it got hard and started blowing in my eyes! Anyhow, the snow festival was really neat. There were 3 different areas for it - Susukino with ice sculptures, Odori Park with massive big snow sculptures, and Satoland with sli ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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