The cicadas are chirping, the sun is shining, and we’re starting to get sweaty – it can only mean one thing: summer is coming! And with it all kinds of delicious treats like ice cream, ice cream, and, oh yes, ice cream.

But when you only really want to cool down and don’t want to consume too many calories, shaved ice is a much lighter alternative source of summer snack. But why rely on others to do your shaving for you? Why not shave it yourself in style with this awesome retro shaved ice maker?

The shaved ice maker is made by company Doshisha and is available to buy online from Amazon Japan for 22,290 yen (US$186), which is a little steep we must admit, but this thing will probably last for years. Just look at that smooth metalwork!

Check out this video to see some sweet cranking action as the shaved ice maker is put through its paces.

Apparently, the shaved ice maker is capable of producing a finer shave than conventional shaved ice makers, resulting in fluffy flakes of ice, rather than hard, compacted granules.

▼ Mostly, though, it just looks super-cool.

If you’re serious about your shaved ice, you might want to invest in one of these babies. It’ll bring all the boys (and girls) to your yard for many summers to come!

Source: Japaaan
Images: Doshisha