Sand sculptors from around the world gathered on April 1, 2012 in Tottori, Japan to build, sculpt, and manipulate the sand. The theme at this years exhibition was "Great Britain" in honor of this years 2012 Summer Olympics. Subjects include the British Empire, Modern London, and famous landmarks.[designyoutrust]

Exhibition is open to the public from April 14, 2012 to January 2013.

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