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Magical Memories Monday with Miyuki, The Candy Lady

Today we're exploring the magic in Epcot's Japanese pavilion with "The Candy Lady", Miyuki Sugimori. An amazing candy artist who learned the art from her grandfather an expert candy artist in Tokyo.

Crowds would always gather around to watch as Miyuki started with just a small warm ball of rice starch and corn syrup, food coloring and a few simple tools to create intricately detailed candy creatures. The process appeared to be similar to pulling taffy. 
You would see her squeezing, stretching and pulling to make the mixture pliable and to release any air bubbles that might form. 


Once it was the right consistency she put it on a chopstick and started sculpting away moving very quickly. Miyuki made a menagerie of horses, sharks, pandas, fish, zebras, elephants, 
penguins, birds and well just about anything.



Requests were taken from the audience. My kids have watched her many times over the years but were always too quiet or shy to make a request. They're just happy to watch. Here she's putting the finishing touches on a unicorn, one of her crowd favorites.
Epcot's Japanese pavilion with "The Candy Lady",  Miyuki Sugimori.
 Throughout the process Miyuki explains to her captive audience the process and history behind her craft. Occasionally she'll mix in a few songs all the while molding, pulling and shaping her candy. 
Masayo Kano last day at Epcot was Saturday November 23, 2013.

Need more? Check out CandyMiyuki on YouTube to see a candy book creations.  Miyuki's  fan group on  Facebook a fan group with pics and comments.  



Did you enjoy seeing Miyuki and her candy creations?
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