Tag Archives: Sapporo

Kit Kat Launches New Flavour

Ask anyone who’s been to Japan one thing that was memorable about their trip and undoubtedly, the many and varied flavours of Kit Kat unique to Japan would come up.

The Kit Kat Chocolatory is preparing to expand operations to Sapporo, the chocolate maker will be releasing a new flavour to mark the occasion. Roll the drums please, the new flavour is…

Butter flavoured Kit Kat!
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Like a lot of the flavours in Japan, this will one be unique to the Sapporo Chocolatory when the store commences operations on March 7, 2015. ¥1200 will snag you a 12 pack while forking over ¥400 will get you a 4 pack.

The big question is, who’s keen to try out a butter flavoured Kit Kat?

Snow Miku 2015 Live Performance

The Sapporo Snow Festival is annual event which always features amazing sculptures and none more so than the blue haired vocaloid, Hatsune Miku. Sapporo happens to be Miku’s hometown which means that the festival comes with live performances featuring her to commemorate the event. The festival took place in Chuo-ku, Sapporo’s Odori Park between February 5-11.

Here’s a couple of trailers so you can see what went down.

Kyary Endorses Wine Brand

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is certainly one busy young lady of late. Not content with undertaking her first world tour, Kyary has taken some time out to have her first alcoholic beverage sponsorship contract now that she’s come of age and all.

She was yesterday announced as the brand ambassador of yellow tail Pink Moscato wine, a nice drop from Australia that is sold by Sapporo in Japan. She also mentioned that Pink Moscato was the first alcoholic drink she tried when turned 20 last year. The whole thing came as a surprise to her, where she said, “But it feels like YATTA! And it made me happy!”

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As a result of the deal, there will be a strong marketing campaign kicking off today showing Kyary with what appears to be a crown which will be seen on train billboards, commercials aimed at commuters and other assorted billboard signage. You might think that it’s a strange pairing, Kyary with wine, but it was put down to both her music and video clip being intoxicating that gave her the edge.

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Snow Miku Collapses At Sapporo Snow Festival

I reported yesterday of the amazing snow and ice sculptures at the annual Sapporo Snow Festival and highlighted the amazing Snow Miku sculpture. Well, it had barely been up for 24 hours and now Snow Miku is no more. Reports have come in that the oversized head seemed to be heavy and it collapsed on itself injuring an elderly lady in the process.

Before Shot:

 

The woman was lucky enough that she didn’t sustain any major injuries but still an ambulance was called to cart her off to the hospital where she was later discharged with a clean bill of health apart from a sore back.

After Shot:

 

I’d say she was extremely lucky, can you imaging the headlines, “DEATH FROM ABOVE FROM MIKU”.

And now, a video report: 

The statue will be remade by Crypton Media and moved to a different location. The works will be completed by the 11th February. Hatsune will live on 🙂

 

Anime Snow Sculptures In Sapporo

The annual snow festival kicked off today in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan which features ice and snow sculptures. Amongst the 222 figures you’ll be able to find some great ones, including Luffy from One Piece, Snow Hatsune Miku, Doraemon, Chopper and stacks more.

The sculptures are the creation of some of the companies that own the rights but some others have been created by fans, residents of Sapporo, school children and even the US Navy chipped in.

Here’s a small tour of some of the amazing works of art, more can be found at the bottom of the post at the official site link.

 

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Sapporo Snow Festival Official Site

Snowy Hatsune Miku On Postage Stamps

In Hokkaido, Japan, the local postal office has issued a gorgeous sheet of beautiful Hatsune Miku stamps set amongst the snowy backdrop of a Japanese winter. These amazing sheets of stamps went on sale yesterday, the 25th of January, and feature a unique frame stamp of “Yuki Miku (Snow Miku)” with the extremely popular Vocaloid idol wearing a snowy outfit.

 

 

The stamp sheets are limited with a run of 10,000 which went on sale at four major postal outlets in Hokkaido. A ten sheet of ¥80 stamps will set the collector back ¥1, 200, not bad considering it’s a limited run.

 

L-R: Saki Fujita (Hatsune Miku), Asami Shimoda (Kagamine Rin and Len)

 

The voice actress who provides the voice of Hatsune Miku, Saki Fujita, will be in attendance at the unveiling of the Miku stamp at a post office in Sapporo on February 11. During the day, she will also be acting as the postmaster for the venue.