As well as being a haven for snow sports enthusiasts all over the world, Hokkaido is also home to the annual Sapporo Snow Festival, where huge icy masterpieces are created for a weeklong show! Some works illustrate architecture and figures of importance, but the majority that go viral inevitably reflect pop culture and hot topics of the year.
So as you’ve probably already guessed, Pikotaro, the comedian behind hit song PPAP, was one to receive a snowy sculpture at the 68th Sapporo Snow Festival!
And we can’t forget his pen, pineapple, apple and pen either!
Behold the creation of Pika-taro in this hilarious collaboration!
For those who prefer your Pokémon PPAP-free, check out this adorable Pikachu and Eevee.
If you’re a Final Fantasy fan, this will definitely make you want to jump on the next plane to Sapporo just to witness this. Titled “Decisive Battle! Snow Final Fantasy”, this Cloud and Sephiroth sculpture was created to celebrate Final Fantasy VII’s 20th Anniversary.
What’s even better is that the festival holds light shows utilizing projection mapping after dark, a truly epic sight that anyone can appreciate.
For all of you Vocaloid fans, here’s Miku looking impressive in that dramatic lighting!
And since it’s impossible to get enough of Miku, here’s an adorable plushie Miku taking a photo with Snow Miku!
It looks like Godzilla doesn’t want to be left out of all the cuteness, so he’s taken some time off from destroying Tokyo to perform the “Koi Dance”!
These are just some of the beautiful sculptures featured at this year’s Snow Festival, so for anyone lucky enough to be in Sapporo, make sure to drop in before it ends on Feb. 12!
This is a Tokyo Otaku Mode original article.