Japan Has Ice Cream Shaped Like Samurai Swords as a Dangerously Delicious Treat

Katana Ice Japanese Ice Cream Samurai Sword

Japan's unique take on sweet treats consistently captures our attention, from inventive baked goodsedible coffee cups, and now—thanks to one particularly cutting-edge company in Seki—ice cream shaped like Samurai swords. Called Katana Ice, these one-of-a-kind popsicles are inspired by traditional weaponry and are dangerously delicious.

Based on the inventive idea of a young student, this Japanese ice cream has been adopted by a local confectioner. Each katana is composed of three parts: a slow-melting ice cream blade, a chocolate-covered cookie hand-guard, and an easy-to-grip and realistically detailed plastic handle.

Currently, Katana Ice comes in two flavors: koshian red bean paste and yuzu citrus. In both cases, the ice cream is ingeniously dusted with kuzuko, a starch powder that delays the thawing process and preserves the sweet's sword-like integrity. Available at Seki’s well-known Hamono Cutlery Festival in October, each tasty weapon will cost around 1,000 yen ($9)—though the food fight that's sure to follow is priceless!

Creative confectionary Katana Ice has put a Samurai sword-inspired spin on ice cream.

Katana Ice Japanese Ice Cream Samurai Sword

Photo: @ Neku 07

Katana Ice Japanese Ice Cream Samurai Sword

Photo: @ Neku 07

Each treat features a slow-melting ice cream blade, a cookie hand-guard, and a plastic handle.

Katana Ice Japanese Ice Cream Samurai Sword
Katana Ice Japanese Ice Cream Samurai Sword

Photo: @ruroumin

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h/t: [Kotaku, Next Shark]

All images via Katana Ice unless otherwise stated.

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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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