Specialty of "world heritage Nikko"! “Nikko-Nature made ice 4th generate Tokujiro” is a natural food that Japan is proud of.
“Nikko-Nature made ice 4th generate Tokujiro” which is located in Nikko, the famous city knows for the world heritage. Their technique of making a clear ice has been told almost for a hundred years. This clear ice grows in the nature for food, mainly shaved-ice or cocktail. Although their core technique does not change for a long time, they are still making efforts to aim the better ice, in other words, stronger ice cube that is hard to melt. It is rather hard nowadays especially when the climate has been generally changing these years. Their “nature” technique is very simple and this is so-called the wisdom. It takes a whole year to make ice by using 4 seasons. Winter is the most important part because this is when they freeze the natural water. Massive ice cube will be covered by sawdust and wait until the summer. Why sawdust? Because it protects from melting. This is the “wisdom” that has been used for a hundred years. No electrics but natural refrigerator. As it mentioned above, this natural ice is hard to melt. But believe it or not, once you put into your mouth, it melts in a second, just like a cotton candy. Recently they finished their first round of gathering the natural ice. This is how they pick up the ice cube. "Read More" ↓
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「日光天然の氷 四代目徳次郎」の氷は、 100年前の製法を受け継いで作られる食用の天然の氷で、