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Travel Spotting: The Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan

Sapporo snow festival, japan
Written by Gary


Sapporo snow festival, japan

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).

Sapporo snow festival, japan

Sapporo snow festival, japan

Sapporo snow festival, japan

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Gary is the gay guy that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with (Mostly because he can't get pregnant). He is based in Manhattan, but loves traveling to exotic new people, and sleeping with interesting new places. He is an adventurous writer, digital artist, and game designer that will try almost anything if it makes a good story.
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