Thursday, July 12, 2012

Ice Sculpting

While in Tokyo we decided to head back to Ueno (where we visited the Museum of Sciences on our last trip) to visit the zoo. While walking from the train station to the zoo we passed an ice sculpting contest in a park.

Visitors could buy a ballot for 1,000 yen (about $13.00). We walked around and enjoyed watching the sculptors move so quickly. At one point a big chunk fell off of one - by the startled look on the face of the sculptor I don't think it was suppose to come off.

Walking through the crowd was a woman passing out free Red Bull. Energy drinks are becoming a growing trend in Japan. We haven't seen them in the vending machines yet, but I'm sure it is not far off.

We come across some of the most interesting things while walking around this country!

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