It seems to me that my neighbors love bicycles so much and they cannot get rid of riding on them even during the winter 🙂 I doubt that they have winter tires for bicycles, however, postman’s motor bikes do put on winter tires during winter. Yes! They deliver mails with motorbikes, even on the icy road in Sapporo! With a full load of mails packed in the bag attached to the handlebar and in a box on the rear seat, postman’s driving technique is really “Kamiwaza.”
The 65th Sapporo Snow Festival is now underway! If you have a chance to visit the festival, I strongly recommend to see the sculpture during the night time, too. The lighting show is really something. It’s damn cold though 🙂 For your information, the Snow Festival is held in early February each year. The official English information is here.