Ice cream is already a cool treat, but the city of Seki, Japan, famous for its cutlery, just made it even cooler by creating the “Nihonto Aisu”, or Japanese sword ice cream.
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The Nihonto Aisu is basically a popsicle with the neat twist of having an accurately-detailed katana hilt in lieu of the usual popsicle stick. The katana ice cream also has an edible tsuba, or handguard, that’s made out of a cookie. As for the ice cream itself, it’s perfectly crafted to look exactly like a katana blade and it’s made using a special Japanese starch which prevents it from melting too quickly.
The Katana-shaped ice cream comes in traditional flavors as well, such as koshian red bean paste and yuzu citrus. Each Nihonto Aisu treat cost 1,000 yen ($9.12) and will be available at Seki’s famous Hamono cutlery festival, as well as at Seki service area (albeit in limited quantities).
According to Soranews24, Seki’s latest ice cream creation started out as an idea imagined by high school students at the Seki High School of Commerce and Industry, but it eventually garnered the interest of local businesses. The katana ice cream idea eventually materialized with the help of local businesses as well as with the aid of actual swordsmiths.
Who would cut into this ice cream?