Lollipops according to the 1200-year-old Japanese tradition

TopOOps • 12th May 2015


The art of making realistic animal lollipops called Amezaiku has been a tradition in Japan since the 8th century. The artist Shinri Tezuka makes this tradition famous again.

This 26 year-old artist opened his shop ‘Ameshin’ in 2013, sells his animal confectionery for 1000-2000 yen (8-17 USD), and also offers courses for those interested in learning. The candy is made from sugary syrup and starch along with organic coloring.

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