Japan gets snow-creative as temperatures drop

Travel Wire Asia
By Travel Wire Asia January 29, 2018 00:19

Japan gets snow-creative as temperatures drop

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JAPAN is experiencing its coldest spell in nearly half a century, with temperatures in central Tokyo dropping to a low of minus four degrees last week – weather cold enough to freeze your tongue to a lamp post.

Low atmospheric pressures are causing the freeze, leading to much of the archipelagic nation reporting the lowest temperatures for decades.

The last time Japan experienced weather this cold, The Beatles were just breaking up and Apollo 13 made its third mission to the moon – in 1970.

The cold has also brought with it a dumping of snow across the capital, disruptions on trains, flights, and roads. But the citizens of Tokyo aren’t letting the snow get in the way of their fun, in fact, they’re using it for that exact purpose.

Cue bizarre, brilliant and spectacular snow sculptures, inspired by popular anime movies and cultural Asian Icons.

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Some seriously impressive sculpting happening here, three minions perfectly portraying their personalities through music, comforters and a sign reading “I’m with stupid”.

Sculpt score: 9/10

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One of the most iconic symbols of Asia is the waving cat also known as Maneki-Neko, a symbol of good luck and fortune. Perhaps this sculpture can bring warmer temperatures and some sunshine to the island nation.

Sculpt score: 7/10

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Oh my Godzilla, this is incredibly intricate, if not a little terrifying. You would have to have some serious scalpel skills and patience to think up this villainous beast and the actually go through with making it.

Sculpt score: 10/10

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Totoro is a friendly spirit and best friends with a family in need of help. He also appears to be this little boys best friend too. Very adorable and warming to the soul.

Score sculpt: 8/10 (cuteness overload)

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Even if this little lovely looks less than impressed with this cartoon take of an igloo, we at Travel Wire Asia are masterfully awestruck. Although we reckon Snoopy should get in his house before he catches a cold.

Sculpt score: 8/10 

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Just in case you weren’t already convinced these sculptures were all made in Japan, here’s one to put the doubt at bay. Home of Hello Kitty and prominent figure in society, watching over the neighborhood.

Sculpt score: 6/10

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Travel Wire Asia
By Travel Wire Asia January 29, 2018 00:19
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