Indiana State Fair: "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition
August 6 - 22, 2010
Japanese Candyman Entertainer - Masaji Terasawa
Masaji Terasawa - The Candyman is a traditional cultural performer and one-man-show from Japan and has performed for the last 14 years at the Epcot Center in Walt Disney World and at over 3,000 schools through the United States in the last five years. A talented street performer, he keeps the audience entertained as he deftly makes intricate candy sculptures with extreme speed also performing a variety of magic tricks, stories, and other acts.
Amezaiku is Japanese candy craft artistry. An artist will take multi-colored taffy and using his hands and other instruments such as tweezers and scissors will create a sculpture of his choosing. An Amezaiku artist will 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. The artist will often create intricate animal characters with expert speed. Some Amezaiku artists are also street performers who will also perform magic tricks and tell stories along with their candy craft entertainment.
“Bridges to Japan” at the Indiana State Fair: Performance Times
August 6-9, August 13-16, August 20-22: Various Times
Please use the links below to find descriptions and photos of the many activities that will be taking place at the "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition.