Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Candy Made With Japanese Craftsmanship

Amezaiku loosely translates as “candy craft,” and it is an art that has evolved over hundreds of years. Originally brought to Japan from China and used to create offerings at temples, it began to flourish in the mid-Edo period (1603-1867), when its raw ingredient, mizuame, began to be produced in large quantities.

Japanese amezaiku artists were traditionally like traveling salespeople, setting up their stands at whatever location was deemed to be best for business. Today, they are mainly seen at festivals and corporate or cultural events.

However, still you can buy artistic and beautiful Japanese traditional candy from some stores.