In the latest strange and whimsical example of Japanese kitchen artistry, dams throughout Japan have begun offering visitors ‘damukare,’ a special Japanese rice and curry dish. In damukare, the rice is shaped into a mighty dam that protects the diner’s dry food from a devastating flood of curry deliciousness.

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The actual meal was first seen in 1965, but it has developed as a trend relatively recently (from 2007 onwards).

(h/t: rocketnews24, kotaku)