A Sweet And Ancient Craft

FOOD: A Sweet and Ancient Craft

At 27, self-taught Japanese food artist Shinri Tezuka is one of the youngest people still practicing amezaiku, or candy crafting. Tezuka creates edible sculptures by carving and painting delicate lollipops. A dwindling art, Amezaiku dates back hundreds of years and Tezuka hopes his elaborate designs will inspire the next generation to keep the tradition alive.

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