Performance of Amezaiku, Traditional Japanese Candy Art
Saturday, September 14 from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
MIKI HOUSE at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street bKids – 1000 Third Avenue, 5th Floor
MIKI HOUSE is inviting families with babies and young children to a performance of amezaiku, traditional Japanese candy art.
Amezaiku has a history that spans more than one thousand years. Artists shape miniature sculptures by molding melted candy. At this MIKI HOUSE event, candy artist Miyuki will create one-of-a-kind candy art at your request in front of your eyes!
The performance is free, and the candy art is free with any purchase at MIKI HOUSE during the event.*
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Miyuki, the founder of Candy5, studied traditional Japanese candy art under Master Kimura Takeo in 1994. She is the world’s first female candy artist in 300 years. In 1996, she moved to Orlando, Florida, to appear at Walt Disney World’s Epcot. She performed with her amazing techniques at the Japan Pavilion for 17 years.
Candy5 creates the candy art pieces from soft rice dough with cornstarch and sugar. After heating the candy, she creates people, animals, and basically anything upon request in seconds.
The popular amezaiku artist has appeared on a number of TV shows, including The Rosie O’Donnell Show (2001), Sweet Dreams on The Food Network (October, 2003) and The Travel Channel. At The New York Times Travel Show in January of this year, Candy5 made Japanese candy art at the Tokyo to Tokyo booth and gave a performance on stage.
For more information about Candy5, please visit www.mynameiscandy5.com.
ABOUT MIKI HOUSE Americas, Inc.
MIKI HOUSE, the Japanese leading premium fashion brand for babies and children, is renowned for its irresistibly cute designs, uncompromising quality, and Japanese craftsmanship. Their credo is to make all children smile, dream, and grow up healthy. The MIKI HOUSE brand is made for children to play, run, and rest with comfort and happiness.
As a subsidiary of MIKI SHOKO CO., LTD., the company currently operates three stores in the US market: Bloomingdale’s 59th Street in New York City, The Aventura Mall in Florida, and San Francisco Centre in California. They also have an online store at www.mikihouse-usa.com.
ABOUT MIKI SHOKO CO., LTD.
Founded in 1971 by Koichi Kimura in Osaka, Japan, the company opened the first MIKI HOUSE store in Kyoto, Japan, in 1978. In 1987, MIKI HOUSE started its global expansion and opened stores in premium shopping destinations such as St. Honore in Paris, Harrods in London, and Bloomingdale’s in the US. Currently, it operates more than 400 stores in Japan and worldwide, including flagships in Bloomingdales New York, Harrods in London, Moscow, Paris, Singapore, Kiev, Vancouver, and Melbourne. They run shop-in-shops in Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Seoul.
Since 1988, MIKI HOUSE has sponsored more than 30 Olympic athletes in Judo, table tennis, and synchronized swimming to support children’s dreams and futures. One such athlete is Tadahiro Nomura, who won three consecutive Olympic gold medals in Judo (1996, 2000, 2004).
For more information, please visit www.mikihouse.com.
*One per customer. All requests for candy art may not be fulfilled. Candies will not be offered after 5:00 p.m.