Wish me luck!
Oh man. The temps are around 20C and it's not even 9AM yet. Looking at something like this is masochism.View attachment 245193
It's a frozen dessert made of crushed ice with condensed milk and several kinds of fruits and azuki beans. It's called shirokuma. Shirokuma refers to a polar bear, but there are various theories as to who named it and why, and it is not clear. I always thought that the name of polar bear ice cream was a trademark, but I recently learned that it is used as a general term for frozen sweets that are eaten like this.