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An In-Depth Look at the Increasingly Rare Art of Japanese Candy Sculpting

Amezaiku (candy crafting) is a dying art in Japan, so this video takes a look at Shinri Tezuka, one of the youngest practitioners. The 27-year-old carves and sculpts candy into edible sculptures, creating the art in animal shapes — usually goldfish, frogs or an octopus amongst other varied creatures. It’s an extremely intricate craft, as Tezuka usually has five minutes to make each sculpture before the candy solidifies.