[Image: Neku]

The city of Seki in Gifu Prefecture has long been famous for sword-making and high-quality kitchen cutlery. Now, as Togech points out, it’s becoming famous for ice cream katana.

The basic idea was from a high school student, and according to Asahi Digital, the city’s youth made that a reality. A local Japanese confectionary chef makes the ice cream treats, which cost around 1,000 yen ($9) and come in bean paste or Japanese citron flavor.

The sword’s handle is plastic, but the guard is chocolate-covered cookie. The swords are coated with kudzu starch, which slows the melting process.

Advertisement

Though leaving them on a sword stand for a long time is probably a bad idea.

Advertisement

Currently, the swords are only made in small qualities and on sale locally in Seki, a city worth visiting if you are into katana, whether they’re made of Japanese steel or ice cream.

Advertisement


Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.