U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Bacon/Released
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Samuel Bacon/Released

Misawa Sailor details snow sculpture

Naval Air Facility Misawa

SAPPORO, Japan (Jan. 30, 2019) - Yeoman 2nd Class Zachary Sakuda, a native of Kailua, Hawaii, carves into a wall of snow on the Navy sculpture during the 70th Annual Sapporo Snow Festival. Approximately two million visitors from around the globe visit the festival each year to see hundreds of snow and ice sculptures. This is the 36th year the U.S. Navy has participated in the festival, allowing Sailors a unique opportunity to experience Japanese culture and tradition while strengthening the close friendship between the U.S. Navy and the citizens of Japan.

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