shikotsuko festival

2014 / 1 / 16 〜 24

Lake Shikotsu is frozen by both small and large objects.

In the afternoon, these objects shine blue and in the night, they shine in many different colours and call visitors into a moving world.
Caves and slides made from ice are very popular. Many special things are done at this event; people can have a wedding, ‘Hyodo Wedding’, watch fireworks, ‘Lake Shikotsu World of Fireworks’, or the Japanese drum perforrmance, ‘Lake Shikotsu Dynamic Night’.

The main ice sculptures are made with a staff of 10 over a long period of time. In November, the frames are made, and then in December, the water is used from the lake and pu on the frames 24 hours a day.