Shop owner Koji Morinishi makes a kakigori dessert with natural ice in the Yanaka district of Tokyo. Photo: AFP Shop owner Koji Morinishi makes a kakigori dessert with natural ice in the Yanaka district of Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Shop owner Koji Morinishi makes a kakigori dessert with natural ice in the Yanaka district of Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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Nice ice, baby: what’s in those pricier ‘kakigori’ shaved ice desserts in trendy Tokyo

  • Ice-making machines almost killed a traditional industry, until making kakigori went high-end

Topic |   Japan
Shop owner Koji Morinishi makes a kakigori dessert with natural ice in the Yanaka district of Tokyo. Photo: AFP Shop owner Koji Morinishi makes a kakigori dessert with natural ice in the Yanaka district of Tokyo. Photo: AFP
Shop owner Koji Morinishi makes a kakigori dessert with natural ice in the Yanaka district of Tokyo. Photo: AFP
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