Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wish I Could See the Yuki Matsuri in Person

I'm not a huge fan of snow, but I might like it more if I lived in Sapporo (札幌) and could see the Yuki Matsuri (雪祭り- snow festival) every winter (冬).

"Snow Miku" twitpic from kmatsu75

"Miku" is Hatsune Miku, a "vocaloid character" that's a synthesized voice. It's some kind of software that somehow creates J-pop songs. Read more about it here. And go here if you want to see her frolic in the snow. 

Here's a little report about the Yuki Matsuri I found on YouTube:

See more pictures and videos on the website Pink Tenacle.

What happens to the sculptures when the festival ends tomorrow? Do they sit around and melt, or are they bulldozed?

1 comment:

Daniel said...

Despite my intense hatred of all things snow-related, one of these days I'm gonna go see the snow festival in Sapporo.