Large snow sculpture: The Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Since the Ancient Roman Era, a variety of triumphal arches have been built throughout in Europe. However, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, is the most famous. Also, the snow sculptures of a horse and jockey refer to Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, which is one of the biggest horse races in the world, and is held every year in France. Hokkaido is well known as a good place for thoroughbred breeding. A Japanese horse is favored to win the French race. The sponsor of this big snow sculpture is the Japan Racing Association (JRA).