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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Amezaiku

Amezaiku translates as 'sweet candy craft'. Once quite popular, today Amezaiku is a dying art.
An artist takes multi-colored taffy and using his hands and other instruments such as tweezers and scissors, creates a sculpture of his choosing. An Amezaiku artist also paints his or her sculpted candy with edible dyes to give the finished work more character.
Animals and insects are common shapes created by the Amezaiku , often to the appeal of younger children. The artist often creates intricate animal characters with expert speed. Some Amezaiku artists are also street performers who also perform magic tricks and tell stories along with their candy craft entertainment.

Amezaiku artist Takahiro Mizuki







9 comments:

Mommy24cs said...

See I could never be that kind of artist. I would eat all my supplies before I had the chance to make anything!! Candy does not last long if it's within my reach :o)

Lin said...

Oh, I would feel guilty eating that!

twinklescrapbooks said...

I had never heard of this craft. The end result is amazing!!! You have to have great skills to make something so fine and detailed (and self-control to not eat the candy--which I would eat!). :)tina

Buckeroomama said...

I think the "in" medium these days would be fondant. :)

Tami said...

LOL, I would eat every single piece of supplies I had at hand.. =/
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Golfersmom said...

That is awesome. Hope you are having a great week.

Mommyof2girlz said...

I saw something about this art form a while back on the discovery channel, so interesting!

Jennifer said...

Oh man. I would seriously have to eat a bunch of candy FIRST, before I could work! They look so cute - but let's not get ahead of ourselves, I'd eat that cuteness in a heartbeat! LOL!

Moms On The Go said...

Wow, how creative!

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