The 41st International Snow Sculpture Contest recently took place a the Sapporo Snow Festival, one of Japan’s largest winter events. Despite not having any snow, Thailand sent three people to take part in this competition. The theme of their snow sculpture is the relationship between buffaloes and local people, particularly children. There were nine teams taking part in this competition. Thailand was awarded third place. See more information and pictures here.
H/T to Yasuko Jono