Discovering the Magic of Amezaiku. Traditional Japanese Sweets

Do you know “Amezaiku”?

If you love traditional sweets, Amezaiku is a must-try.
This ancient Japanese confection is not only delicious but also a work of art.


Amezaiku is made from mizuame (starch syrup) and can be shaped into various animals and objects. You should not miss this candy because Amezaiku is unique and beautiful.

dragon ameziaku
Dragon shape Amezaiku

History of Amezaiku

The history of mizuname dates back more than 1,000 years to the Nara period (710-794). Mizuname was originally made as a condiment, but it has been sold as a confectionery since the Edo period (1603-1868).

In addition, in downtown Edo, people began to make a spectacle of the process of shaping and coloring mizuame. This was the birth of Amezaiku.

edo Ameziku shop
Edo Ameziku shop

Since then, Amezaiku has become a popular confectionery among Japanese people. This was the beginning of modern Amezaiku with its various forms.

Today, it is said to be a declining tradition with fewer and fewer skilled craftsmen.

Manufacturing process of Amezaiku

The manufacturing process of Amezaiku is delicate and complicated. After the candy is heated to a certain temperature, it is formed into various shapes using wooden tools.

The shapes include birds, flowers, mythical creatures, and countless other forms. During the process of making candies, the syrup hardens quickly. Therefore, the maker must work quickly before it cools and hardens.

Charm points of Amezaiku

beautiful amezaiku

One of the reasons Amezaiku is so special is its appearance. The vivid colors and intricate designs make each piece a work of art. No two are alike; they are one-of-a-kind.

In addition to beauty, Amezaiku is also delicious. The mizuame has a chewy texture and is slightly sticky. The taste of mizuame can range from fruity to floral, and each piece often has a different flavor.

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