Last year my Mom came to Sapporo for the 60th anniversary of the festival. This year we wanted to see the festival through kids' eyes so we met up with a sweet Japanese family my Dad and I met randomly when he visited Sapporo.
The festival wasn't as impressive as last year's... but it was heaps of fun to wander around with the kids. I gave the little girl a piggy back ride through the festival. She guided me where to go and kept screaming "DE-KAI!!!!" (HUGE!!!) while pointing at each sculpture... Even though my ears were ringin' by the end she definitely was a little heat pack for my back. ;-)
After the fest we went over to Buddy Buddy's for a fun Triple Whammy Birthday Party with good friends, food and drinks... (and a DELICIOUS homemade cake made by our Japanese teacher!!!)