[Yokote, Akita, Japan; February 16. Image via Getty]

YOKOTE, JAPAN - FEBRUARY 16: Children grill rice cakes to wait for visitors in Kamakura, or a snow hut, during the Kamakura Snow Festival on February 16, 2010 in Yokote, Akita, Japan. In the 400-year-old folk event, local children offer sweet sake and grilled rice cakes to visitors as they invite them into the snow huts to worship the god of water at an alter carved inside. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)