Amezaiku, The Traditional Japanese Art of Candy Sculpting

The newly launched Shokunin video series by hosts Rachel and Jun takes a look at amezaiku, the traditional Japanese art of candy sculpting, which was imported to the country from China around 800 AD.

In the old days of Japan, candy sculptures were often made into very traditional Japanese shapes, like cranes and dragons. But these days cute animals and anime characters are commonly made, cleverly matching the peculiarity of present day Japan.