Otaru is below the freezing point everyday.
I took this photo a few days ago.
Please look at it carefully.
The Otaru canal has frozen.
We can see frozen canal only in really cold day.
We call this condition of canal "Hasu-ha-gori". (Ice of lotus's leaves.)
It means "Pancake ice","plate ice".
This shape of ice looks like lotus's leaf, doesn't is??