Miyuki Sugimori – one of the 15 Japanese candy craft (Amezaiku) artists in the world

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Candy MiyukiMiyuki is an Ame Zaiku artist who had performed at Epcot’s Japanese Pavilion inside the World Showcase since 1996; with her last performances occurring on November 23, 2013. Miyuki is one of the only women trained in Ame Zaiku or Japanese Candy Art, a candy artistry dating back 250 years to the Edo period. There are only 15 formally trained Ame Zaiku artists in the world.

An artist takes multi-colored taffy and, using his hands and other tools such as tweezers and scissors, creates a sculpture. Amezaiku artists also paint their sculpted candy with edible dyes to give the finished work more character. Animals and insects are common shapes created by Amezaiku often to the appeal of younger children. Intricate animal characters are created with expert speed.

Asia Trend is pleased to announce the appearance of Candy Miyuki at the Asian Cultural Festival on May 31, 2014 at Orlando Fashion Square Mall.  She can make anything and everything in front of your eyes. Do not  miss this chance to see her live demonstration at the festival. More details about the festival, please visit www.aahc-cf.org.

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