Ameshin Candy
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Japanese hand crafted candy art

Japanese hand crafted candy art

Ameshin is a traditional Japanese candy maker in Asakusa and Tokyo SkyTree that offers beautiful Amezaiku candy sculptures. Amezaiku candy is said to originate from the 8th century and was a popular form of entertainment during the Edo Period. Ameshin retains the techniques of amezaiku from those days, while continuing to grow and learn new ways to expand their craft. Ameshin comments the techniques used to make Amezaiku is a traditional subculture, so there is no formal literature detailing the process or skills. Instead, the timeless designs and sculptures at Ameshin are a result of the careful process training craftsmen to create beautiful works of candy art. You won't find artisans like these candy makers anywhere else, because the style is kept only with these candy makers.

Making Amezaiku involves a delicate process, heating the candy up to 90 degrees Celsius to take advantage of the soft texture to pull, cut, and shape the candy into whatever form they'd like. Most amezaiku are sculpted as animals, then painted after they cool. If you need a great gift idea to commemorate your Japan Tour, love sweets, or just want that perfect Instagram worthy pic, Ameshin's Amezaiku is perfect for you. Be sure to grab some while in Asakusa during any of our Highlights Japan Tours or Spring Japan Tour Packages!

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