This man struggled to clear the walks just outside of my BOQ. All of this snow is the aftermath of one all-night storm.
Once the walks were cleared, it was business as usual.
One major difference I noticed was the snow in Japan did not squeak underfoot like that in Wyoming. This was probably because, unlike Wyoming, the temperatures were not sharp or bitter cold: the cold in Japan was damp and chilled to the bone no matter how many layers were worn.
Misawa is located on the northern edge of the main island (Honshu) of Japan. Storms consistently dropped more snow on the island to the north (Hokkaido) where the Sapporo Snow Festival was held every year. Snow sculptures can be seen on these posts.