Amezaiku Candy Sculpting Workshop in Tokyo

Hosted by Kotomi
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Experience Details
Experience Location
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 40 guests
Japanese, English
Gluten-free, Halal, Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescetarian
Try traditional Japanese candy sculpting during this Amezaiku candy making workshop in the heart of Tokyo’s cultural district, Asakusa.
Learn how to sculpt and decorate your own candy rabbit from scratch at a candy art studio in traditional Asakusa
Watch a live demonstration first hand by an experienced candy sculpting artist
Eat your delicious candy creation or take it home as a kawaii souvenir
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
*The starting time will be finalized two weeks before the requested date. Please note the starting time may change from the selected by little. This is your chance to become a candy sculpting artist! Make your very own Japanese candy art during this Amezaiku Candy Sculpting Workshop in Tokyo. Held at a candy art studio in the busy cultural district of Asakusa, you will learn how to sculpt your own candy rabbit during this exciting candy art challenge. Using a type of soft candy called “mizuame,” you will use scissors and tweezers to sculpt the candy into an “usagi,” the Japanese word for rabbit. This class allows you to practice 2 times before creating your final candy rabbit. After your practice attempts, a skilled craftsperson will demonstrate carefully how it is made. Once you have made your final candy rabbit, you will be able to decorate it with food coloring, and then viola; it is complete! You can indulge yourself by eating your kawaii candy creation, or else package it up to take home as a souvenir. Amezaiku, traditional Japanese candy sculpting, became popular in Japan during the Heian period, where candy sculptures were given up as offerings at local temples in Kyoto. This traditional craft evolved into a form of street art, too, for its theatrical side and technical skills needed to sculpt the candy carefully into intricate shapes. The candy is warmed to 200 degrees Fahrenheit (90 degrees Celsius) which makes it soft enough to sculpt. This is done using techniques of cutting, pulling, and bending the candy, which is attached to a stick.
Tools and ingredients for candy sculpting
Instructions in English
Introductory "how to" video
Supplies for 2 practice attempts as well as one final product
Transportation to and from the venue
Box to take your candy home (extra fee of 300 yen)
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Meet directly at the candy sculpting studio. The address is Hanakawato Store Hori Building 1F, 2-9-1 Hanakawato, Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-0033, Japan.
The classes and demonstrations are mostly held in Japanese, however instructions written in English are provided. English subtitles during the instructional video are also available.
Only participants can enter the classroom due to space restrictions. If you wish to only watch the experience, please contact the host for availability.
The hosts are not responsible for any burns or injuries from heat equipment or scissors. For safety reasons, under elementary school aged children may only participate if supervised by an adult.
Preschool children may participate when working together with the parent’s experience (3000 yen).
Reservations can be made up to 2 weeks in advance. Classes last for an average of 1 hour to 1.5 hours (sessions take any time from 30 minutes up to 2 hours). Please be careful not to be late.
Experience Location
Sumida Ward of Tokyo is home to the television broadcasting tower, Tokyo Skytree (the world’s tallest tower), and just beneath it sits the entertainment complex, Tokyo Solamachi, which houses an aquarium, planetarium, and 300+ shops and restaurants. The Sumida skyline also features the Asahi flame, marking the Asahi Breweries Headquarters. Sumo enthusiasts may find themselves at Ryogoku Kokugikan (Ryogoku Sumo Hall) for a tournament, while history buffs will enjoy the Edo-Tokyo Museum nearby, which contains a life-size replica of Nihonbashi (“Japan Bridge”).
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Earliest available date: June 9, 2023
¥ 3,650
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals