You read it right. The iconic Manila Cathedral has been recreated in ice at the Sapporo Snow Festival, where many pop culture icons and characters have been molded in snow.
Hokkaido Broadcasting Co. (HBC) teamed up with the Philippines’ Department of Tourism and the Philippine Embassy in Japan for a faithful recreation of the structure of great historical significance. The DoT couldn’t be happier at the marvelous sight and lauded the ice sculpture.
Also molded in snow is that certain ice-powered character who isn’t bothered by the cold.
And let’s not forget: The storm troopers and Darth Vader.
Apart from One Piece and even Disney’s Mickey Mouse, gracing the event yearly for many years is the virtual diva Miku Hatsune, the avatar of the Hatsune Miku VOCALOID voicebank.
The festival runs thru February 11.