Sapporo snow festival SAPPORO SNOW FESTIVAL

The 42st International Snow Sculpture Contest 2015

12 teams from various regions of the world will participate in this year's contest.
The contest site will be filled with a variety of snow sculptures and statues.


Participating Teams:

12 teams

AUSTRALIA
<SISITER CITY>  DAEJEON METROPOLITAN CITY (KOREA)
FINLAND
HAWAII
INDNESIA
ITALIA
MALAYSIA
NEW ZEALAND
REPUBLIC OF POLAND
<SISTER CITY> PORTLAND(U.S.A)
SINGAPORE
THAILAND

Team Composition: A team consists of three people including the team leader.
Contest Site: The International Square, Odori, Nishi 11 chome
Schedule February 4 Opening Ceremony
Each team starts working on their snow statue.
February 7 All snow statues for the contest to be completed.
February 8 Judges decide the prize winners.
Award Ceremony

AUSTRALIA

Surf, Sun, Sand And A Touch Of Silliness

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Surf, Sun, Sand And A Touch Of Silliness
It`s summer in Australia now, which means Aussies are making the pilgrimage to their closest beach breaks to soak up some sun and immerse themselves in the warm waves. The Happy Little Vegemites have combined this popular image of Australia with the iconic Australian Koala to deliver a fun-filled ice sculpture. From summer to snow to you.
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Mrs. Karisa Whelan Assistant Language Teacher
Mrs. Erina Ono Assistant Language Teacher
Mrs. Chantelle Silva Assistant Language Teacher

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<SISTER CITY> DAEJEON METROPOLITAN CITY (KOREA)

Knot Of Life

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Knot Of Life
Even though it is the figuration of a
complex knot, it is the structure of a knot,
that becomes untied when it is pulled. It
seems to be complex and not untied outwardly
but actually, it is merely a line.
Human life is the same. It seems very complex, but when we take a close look at it, it is as simple as a line.
members profiles
Mr. Sung-Yong Kim Sculptor
Mr. Jong-Pil Kim Sculptor
Mr. Ki-Youp Kim Sculptor

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FINLAND

Yearning

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Yearning

In Finnish mythology, Näkki is a shape shifting water spirit, who usually appears
in human form. It lurks woman and children in murky pools, wells and under bridges that cross rivers. Näkki is a fine example of a spirit enlisted by parents to guide children away from unsafe practices.

"And so came the charming stranger
Along with the tender waves
Whispering promises for the vestal lady
But as the tides were withdrawn
Only that was left, was an empty shore"

members profiles
Mr. Janne Andberg Designer, Artisan carpenter
Mr. Matti Vaskimo Designer, Artisan blacksmith
Mr. Arto Manninen All-around goodguy

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HAWAII

“Ki'i Pohaku” Protecting The Aina

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“Ki'i Pohaku” Protecting The Aina

Petroglyphs of Hawaii are ancient rock carvings found through the Hawaiian Islands.
These carvings represent the spiritual and physical presence of Hawaiian everyday life.
Their real and abstract nature is a compelling vision of a time long ago.
The Warrior, the Paddler and the Rainbow Man.

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Mr. Dale Radomski Ice sculptor
Mr. Charles K. Matsuda Ice sculptor
Mr. Norimitsu Goode-Wada Ice sculptor

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INDONESIA

The Voice Of Nature

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The Voice Of Nature
After the rain, the frogs voice shouted to each other just like play acoustic musical instrument, that resembles a Balinese gamelan.
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Mr. I Nyoman Sungada Artist
Mr. Giri Subagio Chef-Artist
Mr. Sapto Hudoyo Chef-Artist

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ITALY

The Four Seasons

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The Four Seasons
The following of seasons is something
marvellous all over the world!
Each big wall of the cube symbolizes a season. The technique is based on a play of light and shadows, full and empty spaces
with some elements outside the walls.
members profiles
Mr. Pietro Germano Teacher
Mr. Samuel Bonapace Employee
Mr. Gino Casagranda Employee

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MALAYSIA

Kingdom of Thailand

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The Kenyah

Kenyah is a tribe in Sarawak collectively known as Orang Ulu, who are living in the interior of the state. While the Kenyah is a subgroup of Orang Ulu, the Kenyah themselves comprise of 40 subgroups, that share the related dialect and customs.

The Kenyah live in settlement comprising of a single long house called Uma Dado, which is headed by a headman. They practice slash and burn agriculture, moving to a new, untouched forest after depleting their field of nutrients.

Kenyah are skill craftsmen particularly adopt at making basket wares. They are the creators of wonderful tribal murals. Their weapon of choice is the blowpipe.

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Mr. Yong Chong Ming Sculptor
Mr. Harun Bin Jalil Chief Decorator
Mr. Vasan A/L S. Angalan Sculptor

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NEW ZEALAND

Nice & Warm

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Nice & Warm
Penguins are only found in the Southern Hemisphere. New Zealand has three native species of penguin. They can be seen around much of the New Zealand coastline and are known for their cute baby-like walk. Penguins breed on land and often huddle together to stay safe and warm.
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Mr. Simon Daly Teacher
Mr. Matarahi Skipper Teacher
Mr. Anthony Gray Teacher

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REPUBLIC OF POLAND

Touch-And-Go

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Touch-And-Go

Sculptural composition called "TOUCH-AND-GO"
is like our life – very fragile and unpredictable. Each day, each of us is entering a new, unknown territory. Each of us is touching unknown. Many have concerns. Many afraid of unknown. Not everyone has enough courage to take a challenge. Some are afraid of critical situations.
The sculpture presents the man, who is standing behind the plates. The plates are unstable.They may fall down and not only hurt the man, but even kill him. But he is brave, he is not afraid of critical situation. He is very close, but he don't even have to touch the plates to support them. He has got inner Power, which allows him to take a risk and overcome the problem.
Each of us may witness, that kind of invisible power and some of us just have it.

Do you have it?

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Mr. Tomasz Koclega Academy Professor, Sculptor
Mr. Piotr Proba Arts Teacher
Mr. Piotr Muschalik Academy Professor

<SISTER CITY> PORTLAND

Family

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Family

The Orca or killer whale are native to North American waters in the Pacific Ocean. Their rang reaches up to the icy waters of northern Alaska down to southern Mexico. The killer whale is a very social animal and they hunt together in packs called pods. They work together to kill seals and even larger prey like whales. The largest killer whale found was 9,8 m (32 ft) in length and weighed 10,000 kg (22,000 lb). As killer whales grow their heads become shorter as they age. The females breed up to age 40, meaning on average they might raise 5 offspring during their life. The lifespans of wild whales average around 50 years with a maximum age of 80 to 90. The oldest known killer whale was a female named granny. She was estimated to be 103 years old.

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Mr. John Paul Zipprich Artist
Mr. Leon Leonard Laucirica Artist
Mr. Roger Lane Whitter Artist

SINGAPORE

In The Beginning

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In The Beginning

Nothing is more precious than when a sperm and a egg is transformed into a living heartbeat and priceless life is created. Treasure it.

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Mr. Tzejoo Loh Sculptor
Mr. Jianxiong Chan Sculptor
Mrs. Priscilla Kheng Artist

THAILAND

The Ubiquitous TUK-TUK

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The Ubiquitous TUK-TUK

TUK-TUK is the symbol of Thai ingenuity and artistry. TUK-TUK is one of the most popular transports for tourists to experience joy and fun. TUK-TUK is not only transporting passengers around town, but also carrying Thai legacy throughout the world as well.

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Mr. Kusol Bunkobsongserm Sculptor
Mr. Kritsana Wongtes Sculptor
Mr. Amnoaysak Srisuk Sculptor

・Previous winners (in Japanese)

・Photographic Documents
2014 (41st) 2013 (40th) 2012 (39th) 2011 (38th) 2010 (37th)