"First Snow in Sapporo!"

We've finally had our first snow here in Sapporo!
While the usual reaction is one of surprise, this year we were quite shocked by a pretty violent snowfall.
Even so, and much to the disappointment of children across the city, after the snow had stopped there was barely a light coating of powder on the ground. But from here on out we can be sure to expect the snow to slowly pile up.
While it was sad not to hear the laughing voices of children playing in the snow, it is nice to know that we will be able to bring you Hokkaido Likers a new season of photographs. We've experienced the greens of summer, the vermilion of autumn, and now we'll be bringing you the white of winter!
(Hokkaido Likers Photo Writer - Iwasaki)