Heavy Snowfall In Tokyo Resulted In Sculptures That’ll Put Your Snowmen To Shame

In the U.S., it’s pretty common to find three-ball snowmen with rocks making up the eyes and mouth, carrot noses, and sticks for arms during wintertime.

But when snow falls in Japan, the country’s residents see it as a chance to create astonishing masterpieces you’d never want to melt. On January 22, a rare snowstorm hit Tokyo, prompting authorities to issue the first snow warning in four years. Highways were closed, cars were stranded, andtrains, buses, and flights cancelled. But despite all the problems caused by the heavy snowfall, at least one good thing came out of it — all the creative, beautiful, and incredible snow sculptures.

You’ll probably recognize some of your favorite characters in these 20 snowy creations from past years and the 2018 Tokyo storm. They make our snowmen look absolutely pitiful in comparison!

1. Snoopy

2. Fitting, don’t you think?

Fitting, don't you think?

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3. Totoro

4. Miffy, a.k.a. Nijntje

Miffy, a.k.a. Nijntje

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5. Eevee


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6. Hamtaro


Twitter / chibi_hamvv

7. Jabba the Hutt

8. Minions


Twitter / mokomoko_2015

9. Maneki-neko

10. And here we have the elusive snow panda.

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11. Mario


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12. Lightning McQueen

13. Godzilla


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14. Kodama


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15. Totoro

16. Baymax and Olaf

Baymax and Olaf


17. I’ll trade snowmen for this snow pupper any day!

I'll trade snowmen for this snow pupper any day!

Twitter / Moffs_06

18. Catbus


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19. Mike Wazowski

Mike Wazowski

Twitter / Taku691

20. Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku

Twitter / kimishin

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Which of these do you find the most impressive? Name your favorites below.

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