大通8丁目的大雪像主題是民族共生。2020年4月，在白老町POROTO湖畔的UPOPOI(民族共生象徵空間)將會開幕。UPOPOI在阿伊努語中意味著「(大夥來)唱歌」。中央的雪像是村子的守護神，KOTANKAMUI(島梟) 。右邊則是以原住民阿伊努的歷史和文化為主題的國立博物館 ，是日本最初和日本最北的國立博物館。
The theme of the large snow sculpture at the 8-chome site in Odori Park is living together beyond ethical differences. In April, 2020, in Shiraoi Town, Upopoy (the National Ainu Museum and Park) is opening at Poroto Kotan, which is on the shores of Lake Poroto. Poroto Kotan is one of the famous Ainu villages in Hokkaido, popular with tourists. Upopoy means singing in a large group in the Ainu language. A Blakiston’s fish owl with its wings open dominates the center of the snow carving. The right part of the sculpture depicts the building of the national museum.