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Snow figure of Yuma-chan on Ho-dai-gi ski area.
Japan

The snow figure of Yuma-chan was set up in the Ho-dai-gi ski area. Yuma-chan is a mascot character of Gunma Prefecture, JAPAN. It was renamed to gunma-chan now.

Copyright: Hiroky ogawa
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Resolution: 6420x3210
Uploaded: 24/08/2010
Updated: 25/08/2014
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Tags: snow; ski; minakami; gunma; japan; winter
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