Contestants Impersonate Cranes For Winter Festival

Contestants impersonate cranes for winter festival

Contestants have mimicked cranes for a winter festival in Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido.

The event was held on Sunday in the village of Tsurui, where red-crowned cranes spend the winter. The species is designated as one of Japan's special natural treasures.

Miss Intl. Contestants Visit Quake-hit Hokkaido

Miss Intl. contestants visit quake-hit Hokkaido

Beauty pageant contestants from across the world have visited Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, which is still reeling from the impact of a major quake last month.

Women representing 14 countries and regions in this year's Miss International Beauty Pageant visited Hokkaido on Saturday, at the invitation of Japan External Trade Organization, or JETRO.