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In Durbe(Latvia) , there is the nice castle(manor house) that called “Durbes pils(Durbes castle)”. This photograph was taken in last winter, we had so much snow but it was very beautiful. Of course the winter in Latvia is so cold, but we can discover nice white scenes.
Higashikawa ice and snow sculpture festival January 21st,22nd, 2012.
For 38 times allready, there had been an annual Higashikawa Ice and Snow sculpture festival. It`s the main winter event. Hokkaido is famouse for it`s snow and cold winters so many cities held this kind of festival. Sapporo Ice and Snow festival is the most famouse in Hokkaido and the biggest one to. It will be held in the beginning of February. In Higashikawa preperation for this festival had started one month before with gathering the snow and building big snow banks and making the snow in the right consistency for sculptures with the help of water. Then a week before many voluntairs from Town hall are involved in making ice sculptures and ice bar, other ice and snow decorations in the city. Every year ice sculpture proffesionals come to make something special. 24 hours before the opening of the festival starts the contest, about the most beautiful ice sculpture. Some artists doesn`t even sleep all night! It`s 2 days full of fun, games and attractions for kids, whitch ends with amazing fireworks, rarely seen in Japan during the winter time.
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And here’s the info from Embassy:
Aicinām Jūs apmeklēt Japānas stendu tūrisma izstādē „Balttour 2012”
19. starptautiskajā tūrisma izstādē - gadatirgū “Balttour 2012” būs apskatāms Japānas stends.
Hokkaido, winter wonder land. This winter, 1.82 meters of snow has been recorded in Hokkaido. In mountains snow even reaches 3 till 5 meters thicknes. It`s the worlds famouse Hokkaido powder snow. Excelent for all winter sports lovers. Buildings, streets changes looks and shapes, loads of snow is everywhere. Snow and ice sculpture festivals are getting ready and winter is bound to continue with more colness until the end of March when it starts to get slightly warmer. Daily Japan Photo by BalticJapan Magazine