At Lake Shikaribetsu in Shikaoi Town, Hokkaido, a winter event, "Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan," where snow and ice villages appear, is being held.
"Kotan" means a village in Ainu language, and every year at Lake Shikaribetsu in Shikaoi Town in the Tokachi region of Hokkaido, an event is held in which buildings made of snow and ice are lined up on a frozen lake at this time of midwinter. I will.
At the 40th event, visitors are required to measure the temperature, disinfect, and wear masks in order to be compatible with measures against infection with the new coronavirus.
The "ice bar" and "ice open-air bath" made of ice blocks, which are famous, are installed as usual, but the number of people who can use them at one time is limited to prevent congestion.
Visitors enjoyed the world of snow and ice by taking an open-air bath and drinking a glass of ice.
A man who took an open-air bath said, "It feels good. The open-air bath in the snowy landscape was the best."
Shingo Saito, the mayor of Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan, said, "I want you to feel the beauty of nature that has changed in Corona, but it hasn't changed."
This event is open until late next month.