Amazingly Intricate Animal Figures—That You Can Eat

Rebecca OConnell
Ameshin / Ameshin

Ameshin, a brand new store in Tokyo, isn't your average candy shop—it specializes in edible art.

Owner Shinri Tezuka creates traditional Amezaiku, or Japanese lollipops that are sculpted into animals or insects. The art of Amezaiku has been around since the 700s and has been used as offerings at Kyoto temples. 

The 26-year-old artist carves into a mixture of starch and syrup to make animal lollipops that are so realistic, they look like they're about to jump off the stick. You can see more of his work on Facebook or on the shop's website