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