The Japanese Military Is Great At Snow Sculptures

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Remember that enormous Star Wars snow sculpture? Wonder who helped make it? The Japanese military, that's who.

The Japanese Self Defence Force Northern Army 11th Brigade was instrumental in completing the large works, including the Vader piece and the snow version of Shinto shrine Kasuga-taisha.

Here, you can see how the Japanese military drew up plans for the snow sculptures.

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: Hound_7

Here, you can see the building plan for Kasuga-taisha.

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Pictures: Ministry of Defence

As noted on its official website, the 11th Brigade procured fresh, clean snow from outside Sapporo and then hauled the snow into the middle of the city.

This has become a tradition, and the brigade is based in Hokkaido, where the snow festival is held.

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: military_2ch

In case you're wondering why the military is roped in for this task, perhaps this image will clue you in:

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: FBi_JP

Look at all that fucking snow.

Seven hundred 5-ton-trucks' worth of snow were needed for this Star Wars sculpture alone. That's the most snow ever used for any one sculpture at this festival.

The military also cut the snow into blocks and put them into place.

The brigade's mission is to complete these works accurately, successfully, and without causing injury.

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: Ministry of Defence

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: Ministry of Defence

The craftsmanship is remarkable.

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: naka_kane

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: royalEF5861

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: LOFT_SAPPORO

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: LOFT_SAPPORO

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: goldenbaddo

The Japanese Military Is Great at Snow Sculptures

Picture: KODAKIKI

Beats getting sent overseas to fight in wars, I guess.


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