Japanese Amezaiku/飴細工 (Candy sculpture)
Have you heard of amezaiku? No, what is it? It’s cool. He’s a kind of shokunin* or something…
*craftsman He makes it look like uh… sometimes
animals, sometimes… Yeah, they’re all [animals]… Insects? Kangaroo, panda, dinosaur, monkey, goldfish… …dragon, chicken, mouse, horse, uhh… Koala, bear, snake, tiger… Can you decide on one [an amezaiku]? You came to see the naked men today, right? Something different? I came to see the amezaiku No way! I bet you came to see the naked men You can’t help looking at their butts, right? Anything more than that I shouldn’t say Or maybe you came… …to win the lottery…
[some people make wishes
at hadaka matsuri] It’s my favorite animal Favorite animal? The octopus? Not for eating? I don’t ever eat octopus You eat it? You eat octopus? No, I don’t Get her some good takoyaki,
take her to a nice restaurant Does she know what’s in takoyaki? Octopus! She likes octopus as an animal, not food Really? Yay! He’s so nice!
[octopus wasn’t on the list] I love owl!
[he was making owls
for free with some orders] [but that’s not what he’s making now] That’s called hachimaki,
do you know what that is? It’s like a hair band, a head band…
a forehead… band… It’s an octopus with hachimaki