Artisanal crafts and shops in Tokyo

Artisanal crafts and shops in Tokyo

A type of traditional Japanese sweet, amezaiku are beautiful little sugarwork statues, usually depicting animals. The art of sculpting them involves heating rock-hard candy, and then shaping it quickly by hand or with scissors before it cools and hardens.

At Ameshin, they’re dedicated to keeping this time-honoured yet laborious tradition alive. If you’re just looking for a pretty piece of candy or to admire the master’s work, head to Ameshin’s Tokyo Skytree Solamachi shop.

To get your hands all sweet and sticky, meanwhile, you should go straight to their Asakusa workshop. In just under two hours, you’ll be taught how to make a cute little rabbit. It’s challenging but fun and a totally unique experience – where else are you going to learn how to create a sweet piece of art? Book a class by emailing Note that classes are taught in Japanese, but English manuals are available. 


via Time Out Tokyo

October 7, 2018 at 02:48PM