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Donald Trump, Piko-Taro among Sapporo snow festival's attractions

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, February 7, 2017  /  04:14 pm
Donald Trump, Piko-Taro among Sapporo snow festival's attractions

Ice sculptures on display during the 67th Sapporo Snow Festival on Feb. 8, 2016, at Odori site in Sapporo, Japan. (Shutterstock/File)

The 68th Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan kicked off on Monday, displaying ice statues of not only famous locations and famous celebrities, but also President of the United States Donald Trump. 

One of the highlights of the many pieces of work on display is the Arc de Triomphe monument replica. Other sculptures depict characters from Nintendo’s Pokemon Go game; Star Wars cast, such as Darth Vader, C-3PO and R2D2; as well as Piko-Taro—the artist who sang the internet-viral song “Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen” last year.  

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The song by Pikotaro was the motivation behind Trump's ice sculpture, which shows him doing the iconic dance move of the song while holding an apple and a pen. 

As a part of the annual festival, visitors from across the world can partake in a snow sculpture contest, with the winner to be announced on Thursday. 

The event closes on Feb. 12 and is expecting a total turnout of 2 million visitors. (nik/kes)

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