Ice
Ice has a cooling effect on the eye and inside the mouth. We look at some beautiful but transient ice sculptures boldly fashioned with a chainsaw, as well as blocks of ice which flowers amazingly inserted in them. We follow the challenge to come up with an ice dessert fashioned with ice sourced from the Yatsugatake Mountains in central Honshu. There is also an ice receptacle modeled after a tea bowl cherished by the renowned 16th century master of tea ceremony Sen no Rikyu. We also listen in on a record made from ice. And we feature ice as a great partner for whisky, coming in the versatile form of ice cubes and mist.