Sapporo

Sapporo is blessed with 6 meters of annual snowfall, and the approximately 2 million inhabitants know how to cohabit with the snow. Since the city’s creation, a unique form of “winter art” has developed over a century through various projects, including the world-known Sapporo Snow Festival, and the design of Moerenuma Park as a single sculpture by Isamu Noguchi. Now, Sapporo is a hub for ICT companies, and creators of contemporary Japanese culture charmed by the city’s pleasant climate. In winter 2020-2021, the third edition of the Sapporo International Art Festival will stage works of contemporary and media art that resonate with the natural features and culture of the northern region.