Amezaiku 飴細工 (Traditional Candy Craft)
“Amezaiku” [飴細工/あめざいく] is one of the techniques of confectionery production and making of shaped forms by using candy-paste which is made from heating sugar, or the shaped forms.
“Amezaiku” was introduced from China in 796 at Kyoto.
Then it spreaded to Tokyo, and craftsmen were peddling “Amezaiku” in town.
Also in Europe, “Amezaiku” had been developed, and manufacturing method and a technique are almost same.
As I said, “Amezaiku” is made from heating sugar, but this is not for eat, it is works of art.
Japanese “Amezaiku” is mainly colored by red food coloring and stuck in a stick.
There are many kinds of things which expressed by “Amezaiku” and the most famous things is goldfish.