Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Realistic Animal Lollipops By Young Japanese Master Keep 1200-Year-Old Tradition Alive
223points
User submission
40.7K
100.2K
Art, Food8 years ago

Realistic Animal Lollipops By Young Japanese Master Keep 1200-Year-Old Tradition Alive

Japanese arts and traditions have always raised the brows of us westerners with their intricacy, high demand for patience, and total difference from what we are used to. From the Geishas to handpainted Satsuma buttons, there’s always some unique art to discover.

Amezaiku, the cool art of making cute animal lollipops, has been a Japanese tradition since the 8th century. And now a 26-year-old Shinri Tezuka is the young master making it famous again. There is no cheap or convenient way to mass-produce the candy, and the artists have to endure extreme heat when working the hot sugar syrup by hand.

Shinri is one of the few Amezaiku artists keeping the tradition alive. He opened his shop ‘Ameshin’ in 2013, sells his realistic art confectionery for 1000-2000 yen (8-17 USD), and also offers courses for those interested in learning. The candy is made from sugar syrup and starch along with organic coloring.

More info: ame-shin | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter (h/t: spoon-tamago, foodigity)

100Kviews

Share on Facebook
Popular on Bored Panda
Write comments
TheCakeryEmilyWadsworth
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely amazing. Wouldn't be able bring myself to eat it. All that work!

LeslieBroussard
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes I could eat them but only on a special occasion and with an awful lot of respect. x

Load More Comments
TheCakeryEmilyWadsworth
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Absolutely amazing. Wouldn't be able bring myself to eat it. All that work!

LeslieBroussard
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes I could eat them but only on a special occasion and with an awful lot of respect. x

Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda