Dean and Sue Zemke

Asahikawa, Hokkaido JAPAN

Pictures of Asahikawa, Hokkaido

Our city of Asahikawa, 345,000 people, surrounded by mountains:

 

 

 


  
                    Cherry Blossoms                                                       Apple Blossoms


Tokiwa Park in Asahikawa - May 2013

        
    



Asahikawa's Summer Festival  2001



The Ishikari River flowing to the west of Asahikawa created this beautiful valley.

Kamui Kotan is an Ainu word meaning "a place where god lives."   October 2002



Asahikawa Winter Festival 2000  all snow
 

Asahikawa Winter Festival 2002  all snow


Asahikawa Winter Festival 2003  all snow


Asahikawa Winter Festival 2003  all ice


Asahikawa Winter Festival 2004 Dragon Castle  all snow


Asahikawa Winter Festival 2004  all ice


Asahikawa Winter Festival 2005  Zoo Theme (all snow)

measuring 25 meters high and 80 meters wide (82 feet by 262 feet)


Asahikawa Winter Festival 2005
  all ice


Asahikawa Winter Festival 2006 all snow


Asahikawa Winter Festival 2007 all snow

84 meters (length) x 24 meters (height) x 40 meters (depth)



Asahikawa Winter Festival 2008 all snow 
80 meters (length) x 20 meters (height) x 40 meters (depth)

 
Asahikawa Winter Festival 2009 all snow - 50th anniversary (Snowman Castle and Nagoya Castle)

 
Asahikawa Winter Festival 2010 all snow
 
Asahikawa Winter Festival 2010 all ice (ice train in front of train station)

    
Asahikawa Winter Festival 2011 all snow

   
  Asahikawa Winter Festival 2012 all snow  130 meters long x 20 meters high x 40 meters deep

  
  Asahikawa Winter Festival 2012  100 meter snow/ice slide; ice sculpture

 
Asahikawa Winter Festival 2013 all snow  130 meters long x 20 meters high x 40 meters deep

 
Asahikawa Ice Sculptures 2013

 
Asahikawa Winter Festival 2014 all snow

   

               

    
  Asahikawa Winter Festival 2015 all snow

    

   

    
  Asahikawa Winter Festival 2016 all snow or all ice

 

 

 
  Asahikawa Winter Festival 2017 all snow or all ice


Self Defense Force Band at Asahikawa's Summer Festival  July 2003


Asahikawa's Snow Crystal Museum  February 2004

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