Final Fantasy VII Remade As A Huge Snow Sculpture

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The Sapporo Snow Festival is now underway in Japan’s northern most prefecture Hokkaido. One of this year’s main sculptures is Final Fantasy VII themed, featuring Cloud and Sephiroth.

Impressive, no?

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Each year, the Japanese military moves all this snow to make these huge sculptures

Lots of detail if you get closer.

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These TV news images might give an ideal of the scale. (This year, there are also Star Wars and “PPAP” snow sculptures, among others.)

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This is the best angle to view the sculpture.

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Less so.

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Why is Cloud’s head so small? According to Famitsu, this was due to the snow’s weight. It was necessary to make his lower back larger so the sculpture won’t collapse.

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At night, the sculpture is brought to life with projection mapping.

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There is also an official Square Enix shop nearby.

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Of course there is.

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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.