Kakigori machine - The device to shave ice or kakigori machine must have a long history, same as to kakigori (shaved ice desert). With the industrial developments, almost all commercial machines converted into electric, but still some old hand cracked machine can be seen. This old machine with decorations of Mt. Fuji and the raising sun found in Saitama Prefecture, but it's not in use now. In the use, block of ice fixed into the machine and gradually shave by rotating the hand wheel. In modern shops, small hand cracked machines can be seen for home use. Kakigori is a desert made of syrup-flavored shaved ice and highly popular in summer time Japan. date050827

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