Another thing that makes winter fun in the snow. Sweaters, hot drinks, and cosy nights by the fire are all great things about it. Even so, snowball fights and making snowmen aren’t complete without them in the winter, so that’s true. And while most of us do these things for fun, some people use these activities to show off their competitiveness and creativity. A Japanese artist’s snow sculptures of famous pop culture icons have recently gone viral. They are beautiful.

So, anyone who has tried to build a snowman would agree that it isn’t straightforward to do. However, this talented sculptor might not be able to do that. It looks like this “snow craftsman” makes life-size frozen replicas of different characters from anime, video games, and movies. The Twitter handle for this person is @mokomoko 2015. From Studio Ghibli films, Pokémon, Godzilla, and more, his snow sculptures show his attention to detail and skill with the unique medium.

This Japanese artist makes life-size snow sculptures of characters from anime, video games, and movies. They are made out of natural snow.

 

Alcremie

alcremie sculpted ice figure

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Bulbasaur

bulbasaur sculpted ice figure

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When he needs to use mind-blowing lighting effects, he makes sure each figure is perfect. For example, he put blue lights on the back of his Godzilla sculpture to show that it could use nuclear power.

 

Godzilla

godzilla sculpted ice figure

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godzilla snow sculpture

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Another great piece is the Catbus from the movie My Neighbor Totoro. The 12-legged cat is in the shape of a bus that the protagonists used to get around in the film. A piece of art that looked like the movie also had lights on its eyes and body.

 

Catbus

catbus snow sculpture

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Totoro and Friends

totoro snow sculpture

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Also, he has made sculptures of many different Pokémon characters like Mew and Charmander. This is not the only thing that he has done. He has also made Western pop culture characters figurines like the Minions and droids from Star Wars.

Mew

mew snow sculpture

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Charmander

charmander snow sculpture

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Minions

minions snow sculptures

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BB-8 and D-0

star wars bb8 and d-o sculpted ice figures

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R2-D2 and BB-8

star wars r2d2 and bb8 snow sculptures

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His art has a bittersweet charm because of the short-lived nature of snow.

So, because snow is so short-lived, it’s sad that @mokomoko 2015’s creations won’t be around for long. But maybe that’s what makes his works so heartbreakingly beautiful. I don’t know. Not only that, but this makes his efforts and dedication even more impressive. Because winter in Japan will last until the end of March, we should be able to see more of his fantastic art in the coming weeks. If you want to see more of his work while you wait, click the link below!

 

Takeshi Goda

doraemon takeshi goda sculpted ice figure

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Korin

dragon ball korin sculpted ice figure

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Doraki

dragon quest doraki sculpted ice figure

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  Wild Fox

fox sculpted ice figure

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Noroi

gamba no bouken noroi sculpted ice figure

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Jaws

jaws snow sculpture

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Jiji and Lily

jiji and lily snow sculptures

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Kitan Club Sitting Cat

kitan club sitting cat snow sculpture

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Kodama

kodama snow sculpture

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Magikarp

magikarp snow sculpture

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Minccino

minccino snow sculpture

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Bastet

oh, suddenly egyptian god bastet sculpted ice figure

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Pingu

pingu sculpted ice figures

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Rascal, the Raccoon

rascal the raccoon sculpted ice figure

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Snom

snom sculpted ice figure

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Spider Demon Rui

spider demon rui snow sculpture

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Sumikkogurashi

sumikkogurashi snow sculptures

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Pigmon

ultraman pigmon sculpted ice figure

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Yamper

yamper snow sculpture

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So, now that you have seen some of his amazing sculptures, which one is your favorite? Let us know what you think in the comments. We don’t know who you are, but we can’t decide!

Source: mokomoko_2015

 

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