We went to SNOW MIKU 2019, held during the same period as the Sapporo Snow Festival! Tokyo Otaku Mode’s biggest Hatsune Miku fan lives in Sapporo and went to take photos and write this report for everyone!
SNOW MIKU 2019, the Snow Miku festival, was held between February 4 and 11, 2019. During the festival, Sapporo is covered in Hatsune Miku as far as the eye can see! The exhibition and merchandise sales at the main venue (SCARTS) and Sapporo Factory were conducted on February 9th and 10th.
During SNOW MIKU 2019, SNOW MIKU LIVE! 2019 featuring Hatsune Miku, Kagamine Rin and Len, Megurine Luka, MEIKO, and KAITO was held at Zepp Sapporo while KARENT presents Snow White Stage ～ SNOW MIKU 10th Anniversary ～ took place at Sound Lab mole.
The Snow White Stage was focused around creators who contributed music to the Snow White Record released by the label KARENT. Performers included Snail’s House, Mwk, TOKOTOKO, EVERGREEN LELAND STUDIO, HarryP, koyori, yukkedoluce, DJ Snow Mikudayo, MC Rabbit Yukine, and others.
Snow Miku merchandise was sold at Sapporo Factory Hall. Despite the record-breaking cold wave that hit Hokkaido, there was a long line of fans waiting to get in since the morning. Everyone wore their Hatsune Miku and Snow Miku merchandise.
Official merchandise and industry booths were lined up inside the venue. Banners featuring past Snow Miku designs were also on display.
The venue was filled with an air of excitement as fans were able to get their hands on the Snow Miku merchandise they had yearned for.
Just like last year, a Miku Car exhibition was held at the Sapporo Factory Chimney Plaza by Daihatsu and Miku Car owners. Plenty of Miku merchandise was displayed in the Miku Cars’ driver and passenger seats, giving the exhibit a lovable atmosphere.
At Sapporo Sosei Square, a new landmark that was completed at the end of 2018, merchandise sales, exhibitions, live shows, and workshops were held in the Sapporo Cultural Arts Community SCARTS. On the first floor, there were various SNOW MIKU 2019 illustrations, figmas, Nendroids, and other products on display. It’s Snow Miku’s tenth anniversary, so there were also huge panels, Nendroids, and plushies of past Snow Miku designs exhibited, too.
Also on display was the storyboard for the cute music video for SNOW MIKU 2019’s theme song, “Ai” (Lyrics & Music: DECO*27/Arrangement: Rockwell/Illustrations & Movie: Koneko Mari).
On the 2nd floor, workshops like the O-MIKU workshop, which was raved about at MIKU EXPO held overseas, and 4-panel comic coloring workshops were held. All the participants took their coloring seriously!
SNOW MIKU is an event that Hatsune Miku fans shouldn’t miss, so why not think about stopping by next time?
The next article will be all about SNOW MIKU LIVE! 2019! Make sure to check it out!
This is a Tokyo Otaku Mode original article by Usaco.