The Japanese Art of Candy Pulling or AMEZAIKU For centuries the traditional art and skill of candy pulling -AMEZAIKU has handed down from master to apprentice in Japan
Japanese candy sculpture, Amezaiku 飴細工
Ame-zaiku is a traditional Japanese candy artist who makes small sculptures using a warm soft rice dough, much like taffy. The original craft of Ame-zaiku dates back over 250 years ago to the Edo era where candy artists were the stars of the street corner. Today there are only 15 candy artists in Japan. Miyuki began her training in 1989 under grandfather, candy master Mr. Kinura, one of the most renowned candy artists in Japan. She is first and only woman to receive training in Japan.