17 of the Coolest Ice Sculptures Created by Japanese Snowman Artisan

Move over Elsa, there’s a new master of snow and ice in town. This Japanese snowman artisan making magic with their magnificent ice sculptures.

Enjoy 15 of their coolest ice sculptures, featuring characters from various fandoms, including Pokemon, Studio Ghibli, Godzilla, and Star Wars.

1. I know this is Godzilla

But all I keep thinking is “Reptar.”

2. The Cat Bus from My Neighbor Totoro:

Next stop, Ice Town.

3. CHAR!

A frozen Charmander. His tail even glow!

4. The soothing sounds of Totoro:

If you haven’t seen this movie, you need to see it.

5. Those darn minions:

Always doing something adorable.

6. Beep beep boop beep:

R2D2 4ever.

7. Kodama spirits from Princess Mononoke:

These little guys are adorable.

8. Gigi and his kitty-cat girlfriend from Kiki’s Delivery Service:


9. Not sure who this is, but they’re beautiful:

Maybe an anime character?

10. Mew!

Such beautiful craftsmanship.

11. What so sad?

Let’s turn that frown upside down.

12. Little fox digging in the snow:

“Kitsune” means fox in Japanese.

13. Bulbasaur!

He looks so annoyed.

14. Another snowcat:

At least, I think it’s a cat.

15. This has to be a pokemon:

And an adorable one at that.

16. I dare you to lick that tongue:

Try not to get stuck!

17. An entire ice sculpture family:

I hope these never melt.

These ice sculptures are so inspiring! I can’t imagine creating them was easy. Clearly, the artist is quite talented, patient, and determined.

The next time it snows, I know what I’ll be doing…or attempting to do.

Which ice sculpture is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.