Its supposed to snow here this evening here in New York, so we all know what that means; about 2 hours of beautiful freshly fallen, beautiful white snow, and then a week of gray, slushy city that resembles a frozen ashtray full of angry assholes. It can’t be denied, though, that there is something really beautiful about snow.
The Sapporo Snow Festival (aka Yuki Matsuri) in Sapporo, Japan is a celebration of such beauty. With more than 2 million attendees, it’s easily the largest festival in Sapporo. It all started in 1950, and has since blossomed into a huge event complete with statues and sculptures of celebrities and buildings, ice bars, grand concerts, and all kinds of shows.
You just missed the recent festival (always held on Jan 1, 2, and 3) but now is the time to start thinking about next year (since the world didn’t end in 2012). If your husband needs some convincing, just bribe him with Sapporo beer and a promise that he won’t experience blue balls on the entire trip (not from you, anyway).via ]