Realistic Animal Lollipops Created By Amezaiku Artist Shinri Tezuka

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a hyper realistic goldfish lollipop | all images courtesy

Amezaiku is the Japanese craft of lollipop-making, which dates back to the 700s when artisans made mouth-watering and artistic lollipops to be presented as gifts. Carrying on the tradition is 26-year old Shinri Tezuka, the owner of a small shop in the Asakusa district of Tokyo called Ameshin. The store combines a studio and workshop where Tezuka not only fashions his realistic creations, but also holds workshops and demonstrations for the public.

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Some of Tezuka’s latest creations include too-good-to-lick lollipops of goldfish, frogs and tadpoles. He makes them only from sugary syrup and starch as well as organic coloring so they’re completely edible.

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the Ameshin shop in Tokyo’s Asakusa district

At his shop in Tokyo he sells them for between 1000 – 2000 yen. You can also sign up for workshops (2500 yen for adults; 2000 yen for kids) where you’ll get to make your own amezaiku.

1-4-3 Imado, Taito-ku, Tokyo (Gmap)
11:00 – 18:00
Closed Thursdays

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The interior of Ameshin, where realistic lollipop creations are sold individually


  1. yancival lind

    May 11, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Those are incredibly cute; I’d love to see people’s reaction when they see me sucking on a frog 🙂

  2. Absolutely amazing! I loved the goldfish, but the frog has to be my all time favourite!

  3. This is amazing! I wish I had those talents.

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