Every year, nearly 2 million people attend the Snow Festival in Sapporo, Japan. For seven days every February, Odori Park is turned into a winter wonderland, featuring gigantic snow sculptures, food, and live entertainment. The event even featured a giant “Star Wars Mount Rushmore” snow sculpture.
This year, Knoxville’s own Shaun Estep shared this photo essay with KNOXzine.
Lieutenant Commander Anthony “Shaun” Estep is currently serving in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Japan. He is a graduate of Halls High School and the University of Tennessee. He has also lived in Iceland and Bahrain. Shaun will be retiring from the service later this year and plans to move back home to Knoxville.