The candy men blew and cut candy in front of audience. they do beautiful performance . Some of department stores, events or wedding ceremonies invite them to impress people.
Early of Edo period , there are variety type of candy craftsmen, for example some of them are making Chitose candy (A stick candy symbolizing good luck called Chitose candy).
It is thought that the Amezaiku, Sugar sculpture, was completed in the days of a peaceful living of Edo period, when is Bunsei culture time. The name of the style was changing according to the time or regions eventually.
After that, Probably people called it “the blew candy” .
The style called “Amezaiku, Sugar sculpture”, which is making kinds of animal sculpture, was began. So the name of the “Amezaiku, Sugar sculpture ,” began to be called instead of the “blew candy”. It has been called a completely general name now. However, the name called the the” blew candy” is still used in some part of Japan.
As the Tatara ironmaking process was established, the number of production of Japanese scissors were increased. The candy was spread over the Japan according to development of production of Japanese scissors.
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