The Art of Kakigōri

か き 氷 の 芸 術

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Clear, Hard &
Strong Ice

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Fluffy, Smooth &
Cloud-light Shaved Ice

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Fresh Fruits &
Premium Ingredients

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Marriage of Modernist Dessert &
Japanese Delicacy

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The Generation of Kakigōri

か き 氷 の 世 代

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1. Colour カラー系
One of the most common & earliest available kakigōri is shaved ice topped with artificial coloured syrup. This first generation of kakigōri is still commonly available in Mat suri (Japanese festival) & tourist spots.

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2. Shōwa 昭和系
The second generation of kakigōri started during Shōwa period, which is also named after the polar bear. Usually topped with fruits, candy, jelly and ice cream, it is decorated as the face of a polar bear. You can often find it in the local coffee shop as dessert.

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3. Wafu 甘味系
This version of kakigōri has been regarded as the original version of traditional kakigōri, which highlights the original flavours of Japanese tea. It is often served in tea flavours like matcha and hōjicha together with traditional Japanese wagashi fillings (eg. Shiratama, Anko). Traditional wagashi shops in Japan serve these tea flavoured kakigōri in Summer to generate extra earnings.

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4. New Generation 新世代系
The new generation incorporates the key elements of Western desserts and develops them into contemporary kakigōri. Their flavours feature fresh fruits syrup and uses Western confectionary toppings such us cocoa powder, nuts, cream, cream cheese, espuma and etc. Nowadays, there are more and more kakigōri specialty stores opening in Japan that feature this generation of Japanese shaved ice desserts.

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