Keeping the Japanese Art of Candy Sculpting Alive


In Japan there is a dying art known as amezaiku which is candy sculpting. This short doc follows 27-year-old Shinri Tezuka, one of the youngest people practicing it. Tezuka is completely self-taught and in the video talks about how he sculpts and paints lollipops into elaborate edible sculptures of goldfish, frogs and octopus.

The tradition of candy crafting dates back hundreds of years in the country, but currently there are only two artists left in Tokyo. Tezuka hopes to inspire the next generation and keep the tradition alive.

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