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January 11, 2004 | LESLEE KOMAIKO
When Shinobu "Shan" Ichiyanagi immigrated to the United States from Japan in 1971, the plan was to be an international businessman, not a candy artist. But lurking in his memory like a time-release capsule was a fateful experience: As a boy in his native Sapporo, Ichiyanagi was transfixed by the traveling street artists of amezaiku, or sweet candy craft, who set up stands during the warm summer months to fashion fantastic animals and objects from seething liquid syrup.
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