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Artists Craft Giant Sand Sculptures for Exhibit in Japan

Image: Sand Sculptures Of Russia Exhibited In Tottori
Karen Fralich of Canada finishes a sand sculpture named 'Mammoth under the glacier' at the Sand Museum in the Tottori Dune on April 3 in Tottori, Japan. The 7th annual sand sculpture exhibition, hosted by the world's only sand museum, features the theme 'Russia' to mark the host country of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. The exhibition is open from April 19 to Jan. 4, 2015. Getty Images

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Karen Fralich of Canada finishes a sand sculpture named 'Mammoth under the glacier' at the Sand Museum near the Tottori Sand Dunes on Thursday in Tottori, Japan. The 7th annual sand sculpture exhibition, hosted by the world's only sand museum, features the theme 'Russia' in honor of the host country of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The exhibition is open from April 19 to Jan. 4, 2015.

Image: Zhang Yan of China finishes a sand sculpture named 'Siberian Railway and Vladivostok as the Capital of far East' at the Sand Museum in Tottori, Japan
Zhang Yan of China finishes a sand sculpture named 'Siberian Railway and Vladivostok as the Capital of far East' at the Sand Museum in Tottori, Japan on April 3.Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images

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