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Colossal Snow Sculpting

The 62nd Sapporo Snow Festival Attracts Thousands Worldwide

— February 9, 2011 — Art & Design
Sculptors from the world over came to Japan this year for the 62nd Sapporo Snow Festival. The designers utilized over 6,000 truck loads of snow to create magnificent buildings, portraits and cartoon-inspired sculptures to attract the countless amount of people to marvel at its wonder.

This year, there were approximately 250 sculptures, all thematic in their designs -- whether they are based off Japanese-inspired architecture, or literal Lion King renditions. Check out the featured link for more amazing pictures from the Sapporo Snow Festival.
Trend Themes
1. Snow Sculpting Events - The popularity of snow sculpting events like the Sapporo Snow Festival presents opportunities for advancements in snow sculpting technology and techniques.
2. Themed Sculptures - The trend of creating thematic sculptures at events like the Sapporo Snow Festival opens up possibilities for collaborations between artists and brands to create unique and immersive experiences.
3. International Participation - The increasing participation of sculptors from around the world in events like the Sapporo Snow Festival highlights the potential for cultural exchange and global collaboration in the art world.
Industry Implications
1. Tourism - The Sapporo Snow Festival and similar events create opportunities for the tourism industry to attract visitors through unique and visually stunning experiences.
2. Art - The snow sculpting trend at events like the Sapporo Snow Festival creates opportunities for artists to explore new mediums and push the boundaries of traditional sculpture.
3. Event Planning - The success of events like the Sapporo Snow Festival highlights the potential for event planning companies to create innovative and memorable experiences for attendees.
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