Turns out curry and rice at famous dams across Japan is served as a representation of the dam itself
The latest new dining craze to come out of Japan is the serving of the trendiest new dish: "damukare".
This special rice and curry dish features the rice sculpted into a dam, protecting the plate from a flood of curry. Nonsense. But also, definitely appealing.
Served at famous Japanese dams and sculpted to match the specific landmark, the idea is to keep the vegetables neat and dry on one side and the flood of curry on the other.
Then the curry can gently seep through the rice, rather being an overwhelming flavour.
Or you could just let the power go to your head and smash it all down in one go.