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



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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.

Description of All Activities

Bon-Odori Dance Festival

Bunraku Bay Puppet Theatre (Japanese Puppet Theatre)

Buyo (Japanese Classical Dance)

Cosplay Fashion Show (Open to Public)

Fort Wayne Taiko (Japanese Drum Group from Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Fukube (Gourd Painting) Craft

Ikebana (Flower Arrangement)

Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai

Japanese Candyman Entertainer - Masaji Terasawa

Japanese Sweets Tasting & Demonstration



Kendo (Japanese Sword-Fighting)

Koto (Japanese musical instrument)

Kyudo (Japanese Archery)

Minyo (Japanese Folk Dance & Song)

Naginata (Japanese Warrior Halbert)

Peelander-Z (Japanese Action Comic Band)

Robots from Japan

Shamisen (Japanese musical instrument)

Sister City Celebration Week

Sumo Wrestling

TAIKOPROJECT (Japanese Drum Group from Los Angeles, California)

Tea Ceremony

10tecomai (High-energy Dance Fusion)