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Icicles of Misotsuchi, Chichibu, Saitama, Japan
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With chilly winter weather now in full swing across the nation, icicles have grown to extremely large sizes in Saitama Prefecture’s Chichibu and neighboring areas, becoming major sightseeing draws.

The Misotsuchi-no-tsurara icicles in the Otaki area of Chichibu are created from frozen fresh water that has trickled among rocks on the mountain surface near the Arakawa river.

This winter, the water formed into icicles in late December, about two weeks earlier than usual. The natural ice sculptures have grown to about 8 meters in height and about 30 meters wide. A lighting display for the icicles can be viewed from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., with the hours extended to 9 p.m. on weekends. It will run until Feb. 12.

Ref: http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201201240021

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