Release | Takako Chiba
A report of snow sculpture making for Sapporo Snow Festival! “Ribbon-chan” at 4-Chome site
Sapporo Snow Festival at Odori Site started from February 6. Hokkaido Likers covered the making of Ribbon-chan’s snow sculpture at the 4-chome site. The Ribbon-chan, who will celebrate her 60th anniversary this year, snow sculpture was created like this!
The snow sculpture making started from a piece of snow piled upRibbon-chan’s snow sculpture making started at January 22, from a piece of snow piled up. Sculpture-making all starts from making this huge piece of snow to be the base of the piece.
▲January 23, square piece of snow. This is the base of Ribbon-chan.
Then, they started curbing roughly from around January 27-28, and into details from 29.
The snow sculpture gets shaped gradually according to the planRibbon-chan’s snow sculpture is curbed according to the plan. It is not made from a rough imagination, everything is calculated. It is totally different from snowman we make in the yard just outside of our houses.
▲The plan of making Ribbon-chan.
▲All the length and the width are written here.
▲January 29, still in a rough shape.
Then, marks for eyes, nose, mouth on her face were written, and lines of her hair and clothes were curbed.
▲January 30, rasping the surface with a file.
▲Ribbon-chan at February 1.
At this point, we were able to recognize her face such as eyes, mouth, and nose, and the lid of plastic bottle was completed.
▲Curbing into details little by little continues.
Burst to the completion!The pointy hair of Ribbon-chan was made with something like a wire, and snow was put around that wire.
▲February 2, her pointy hair is not done at this point.
▲February 3, the pointy hair, which is one of the Ribbon-chan’s characteristics, was added.
At last, curbing Ribbon-chan was completed! It was shown on February 6, the first day of Sapporo Snow Festival.
▲February 6, Ribbon-chan on the first day of Odori Site.
▲She is holding a bottle of Ribbon Napolin, of course.
▲There is a vending machine of Ribbon Napolin drink next to Ribbon-chan. There were warm drinks, too.
* Coverage cooperation
Pokka Sapporo Food & Beverage Ltd.
Related Link- Pokka Sapporo Food & Beverage Ltd. Hokkaido
Hokkaido Likers writer Takako Chiba
Photo: Hokkaido Likers editor team