Kakigōri, a seasonal image in summer in Japan

Kakigōri is a Japanese shaved ice dessert topped with syrup and condensed milk. It's a seasonal image in summer in Japan. The way of making it includes using a hand cranked machine to spin a block of ice over an ice shaving blade. Lately some shops use ice frozen naturally in cold mountain areas.

Popular syrups are strawberry, melon, lemon and blue hawaii, though most of these syrups don't involve any fruit juice and no fruit pulp is topped unlike Taiwanese one with a lot of fruit pulps.

If you long for the traditional one, I recommend "Ujikintoki", green tea with sweetened red beans.