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I see you! #fujirock  (at 苗場スキー場)

I see you! #fujirock (at 苗場スキー場)

#OUTKAST. Front. Row. Center. (Can you guess what song they were singing?) #fujirock (at Fuji Rock Festival White Stage)

#OUTKAST. Front. Row. Center. (Can you guess what song they were singing?) #fujirock (at Fuji Rock Festival White Stage)

Well, I was too worried about losing my phone to snap a pic as the lead singer of #OkGo stood over me doing the whole “stand on the barrier and lean into the crowd while security holds your pants” but at least I touched his ankle! #lameclaimtofame #fujirock14  (at Fuji Rock)

Well, I was too worried about losing my phone to snap a pic as the lead singer of #OkGo stood over me doing the whole “stand on the barrier and lean into the crowd while security holds your pants” but at least I touched his ankle! #lameclaimtofame #fujirock14 (at Fuji Rock)

This is just surreal…used to ride the bus to school with Win, and now he’s on a jumbotron in Japan. #arcadefire #fujirock  (at フジロックグリーンステージ)

This is just surreal…used to ride the bus to school with Win, and now he’s on a jumbotron in Japan. #arcadefire #fujirock (at フジロックグリーンステージ)

Super gorgeous day at the festival today! Just finished Foster the People and Denki Groove, next up is Franz Ferdinand and Basement Jaxx :D #fujirock14  (at Fuji Rock 2014)

Super gorgeous day at the festival today! Just finished Foster the People and Denki Groove, next up is Franz Ferdinand and Basement Jaxx :D #fujirock14 (at Fuji Rock 2014)

To find our campsite, turn right at the whale! #fujirock14 #fujirock #japan (at 苗場山)

To find our campsite, turn right at the whale! #fujirock14 #fujirock #japan (at 苗場山)

Super excited for my first #FujiRock!!! Franz Ferdinand, Damon Albarn, OUTKAST, oh man… (at 苗場スキー場)

Super excited for my first #FujiRock!!! Franz Ferdinand, Damon Albarn, OUTKAST, oh man… (at 苗場スキー場)

japanloverme:

It’s summertime in Japan and the yummiest way to cool down is with our favorite shaved ice dessert (with syrup and condensed milk and known to be smoother than a snowcone and fresh like snow*) ~ kakigōri !!  ✧ ✧ ✧ So, wanna know about this delicious dessert’s past?  Kakigōri’s history is surprisingly very old, and dates back to the 11th century. The syrup used back then was extracted from flowers and fruits. The ice was only available during wintertime, so it was stored in specialized ice houses.  Gathering and storing ice was so painstakingly difficult back then, so kakigōri was such a huge luxury. Only the rich people and the highest officials could afford it! (ノ;o;)ノ~┻━┻ Japan then started to import ice from North America, in the hopes of making kakigōri more available to the public. But the travel time was too long (it took 6 months by ship) so they looked for other ways to obtain ice.  A food merchant, Kahe Nakagawa, soon discovered he could supply “Hakodate Ice” gathered and delivered from Hokkaido to Yokohama (and turn it into a business, of course)! Because of the ice supply, soon, the first ever kakigori shop was opened. The ice used back then was hand-shaved, until the ice-maker was invented in the Meiji period and the ice-shaving machine was invented in the Showa period. Soon, the delicacy became very popular and people started experimenting with syrup flavors and toppings~ And that’s how kakigōri came to be! ヽ(・ω・。)ノ ~~~ Do you have a similar shaved ice dessert in your country too? Share it with us!  Keep cool, JapanLovers! ヽ(。ゝω・。)ノ Reference: http://goo.gl/eNACQLwww.japanlover.me
Art by littlemisspaintbrush

japanloverme:

It’s summertime in Japan and the yummiest way to cool down is with our favorite shaved ice dessert (with syrup and condensed milk and known to be smoother than a snowcone and fresh like snow*) ~ kakigōri !!

✧ ✧ ✧

So, wanna know about this delicious dessert’s past?

Kakigōri’s history is surprisingly very old, and dates back to the 11th century. The syrup used back then was extracted from flowers and fruits. The ice was only available during wintertime, so it was stored in specialized ice houses.

Gathering and storing ice was so painstakingly difficult back then, so kakigōri was such a huge luxury. Only the rich people and the highest officials could afford it! (ノ;o;)ノ~┻━┻

Japan then started to import ice from North America, in the hopes of making kakigōri more available to the public. But the travel time was too long (it took 6 months by ship) so they looked for other ways to obtain ice.

A food merchant, Kahe Nakagawa, soon discovered he could supply “Hakodate Ice” gathered and delivered from Hokkaido to Yokohama (and turn it into a business, of course)! Because of the ice supply, soon, the first ever kakigori shop was opened. The ice used back then was hand-shaved, until the ice-maker was invented in the Meiji period and the ice-shaving machine was invented in the Showa period.

Soon, the delicacy became very popular and people started experimenting with syrup flavors and toppings~

And that’s how kakigōri came to be! ヽ(・ω・。)ノ

~~~

Do you have a similar shaved ice dessert in your country too? Share it with us!

Keep cool, JapanLovers! ヽ(。ゝω・。)ノ

Reference: http://goo.gl/eNACQL

www.japanlover.me

Art by littlemisspaintbrush

(via ramandab-daisuki)

#Pikachu with a view! Read all about my trip to the #PokemonCafe http://wp.me/p1gp28-yg :D #pikachucafe #tokyo

#Pikachu with a view! Read all about my trip to the #PokemonCafe http://wp.me/p1gp28-yg :D #pikachucafe #tokyo