Shirokuma means polar bear English, a fitting name for this Japanese shaved ice topped with condensed milk and colorful fruit and jellies as it is said to look like its namesake from above.
Izumi: Largest Gathering of Cranes in Japan
The city of Izumi is the site of largest gathering on cranes in Japan. Every year 10,000 cranes migrate here for the winter. There is an Observation center, a museum, and even a shrine centered around these feathered winter visitors.