Kakigori is a summertime treat in Japan. It is usually made with shaved ice and a sweet flavored liquid, like a snow cone in the US. At the festivals there are always kakigori booths with red or blue or other bright colored syrups. The stitchers planned a non-stitching outing so we could enjoy some special kakigori.
The kakigori shop we went to was like an old fashioned sweet shop. It was a good sized shop, but there were only a few others there when we were (middle of the afternoon on Tuesday). With all the dishes and cups and chairs, it looked like they could accommodate quite a few dessert eaters.
Here is the menu. I ordered the one on the far right - sweet smashed beans and chunks of chewy rice.
It took a little while for the shop keeper to shave all the ice so we had time to visit.
It was so good! The perfect thing to eat on a summer day.