Ito Jakuchu Art Recreated By Young Confectioners

Ito Jakuchu art recreated by young confectioners

Students at a Japanese confectionary school have mixed sugar and other ingredients to recreate a famous painting from the Edo period.

Would-be confectioners at Kokusai Seika in Tokyo's Tachikawa City used powdered sugar and egg whites in the technique called "sugar art". They recreated a "fusuma" sliding screen painting depicting chickens by artist Ito Jakuchu.

They created the background from chunks of gold-colored bread.

The artwork, which stands one-meter 20 centimeters high, will be on display through Sunday at a department store in the city.

Visitors appeared impressed by the elaborate detail on show.

A student said achieving the colors was difficult, and she hopes many people will enjoy the work.