Sapporo snow festival

Visitors look at an illuminated snow sculpture of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001" title="Japan" href="/topic/international/japan-PLGEO000001.topic">Japan's</a> national treasure "Hiunkaku of Hongwanji" at the 62nd Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. About 250 snow and ice sculptures are exhibited in the one of Japan's popular winter events which is held until Feb 13.

( Reuters photo / February 7, 2011 )

Visitors look at an illuminated snow sculpture of Japan's national treasure "Hiunkaku of Hongwanji" at the 62nd Sapporo snow festival in Sapporo, on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. About 250 snow and ice sculptures are exhibited in the one of Japan's popular winter events which is held until Feb 13.

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