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Published on 02.26.2016
Shirahama Kaigan Park: This Sand-Art Contest started 47 years ago and has taken place every year, much like the famous snow festival in Sapporo, Hokkaido. It's held at Nanki Shirahama, which is a beautiful beach in the Wakayama Prefecture known for its hot springs and white sand. Every year, on a Sunday in late May, many people, from near and far gather in Nanki Shirahama to participate in this now world-famous Sand-Art Contest. The participants start their work from early in the morning. It takes about 5 hours for them to create their art, but by afternoon beautiful sand sculptures of people, faces, animals, buildings, letters, etc. can be seen.
The much awaited judging begins at around two in the afternoon! This years winners were a sand artist from India named Sadam Pradham and his group. Sadam carved his wish for an everlasting friendship between Japan and India into his sculpture.
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Source: Japan Travel