Quantcast Miyuki - candy artist at World Showcase Japan
 
INTERCOT: Walt Disney World Vacation Planning Guide Walt Disney World Disney Cruise Line Mousehut Mail WebDisney News INTERCOT: Walt Disney World Vacation Guide
News Discussion Theme Parks Resorts Info Central Shop Interactive Podcast INTERCOT Navigtion
 

Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Roanoke, VA
    Posts
    22
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Miyuki - candy artist at World Showcase Japan

    Just got back from WDW and one of our favorite memories was watching Miyuki take soft rice dough and creating beautiful animals in just minutes at the Japan pavillion in Epcot! My family and I were fortunate enough to be front and center so Miyuki asked my DD7 what animal she would like created. Just before Miyuki had shown up a squirrel had come right up to my DD7 so we all thought it would be neat if Miyuki made a squirrel. About 3 minutes later she had taken a soft ball of dough and shaped it into a squirrel holding a nut, which she eventually presented to my daughter after it had "set". It was amazing to watch her. Apparently she is one of just a handful of people in the world with this skill and the only woman I believe. She performs a couple of times a day. She also made a tiger and a monkey while we were watching. If you are planning on visiting Epcot I would definitely schedule this into your day and arrive a little early. She can only do so many sculptures at a time.
    All Star Sports (1997)
    All Star Music (April/May 2008)
    POR (Jan 2010)
    POR (May 2012)

  2.     Please Support INTERCOT's Sponsors:
  3. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Merton, WI
    Posts
    458
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I agree that it is amazing watching her work. We always try to be near Japan for one of her show times. On our honeymoon she made my wife a Koala bear, and this last trip she made us a bald eagle.

    Definitely worth taking the time to stop and watch her work.

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Waukegan, IL
    Posts
    919
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    How do you transport her sculptures home?

    I remember once when I asked a friend if I could get her something from WDW, thinking like a stuffed Tigger, she asked for one of those candy sculptures! I told her I'd do what I could.
    "Por favor mantenganse alejado de las puertas"
    "Go out there and kick some alien butt!"
    "That looks like water, but really it isn't."

    DVC Member at Boardwalk
    84, 90, 92, 96, 94, 97 - off site
    98 DL Paris
    Many since then at BWV, OKW, and WLV.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2000
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    11,151
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I agree - she is amazing! I haven't seen her on my last two trips, but always love to watch.
    Casey (aka DisneyWizard, Wizzy)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    277
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Whereabout in Japan can we find her?
    Multiple wonderful trips; Next June 2012
    "All it takes is faith and trust...and just a little bit of pixie dust."

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Round Lake Beach, IL.
    Posts
    3,010
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We have not had the opportunity to see her but we are going to look for her on our next visit. I think my DS's would enjoy this.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    16,776
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary M View Post
    How do you transport her sculptures home?

    I remember once when I asked a friend if I could get her something from WDW, thinking like a stuffed Tigger, she asked for one of those candy sculptures! I told her I'd do what I could.
    They are small, more or less on a stick like a lollypop and they then put a plastic bag over them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Tinkerbell Too View Post
    Whereabout in Japan can we find her?
    She is to the right of the entrance to the Mitsukoshi Department Store near the statue that was given to Walt Disney World from Japan. She is outside in a little booth.
    Mary

    Been there, done that, definitely going back!

  9. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vallejo & Sacramento (Natomas), CA
    Posts
    373
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I did not know that this is even done at EPCOT! It will definitely be on my to-do list for my next trip (whenever that is, sigh).

    Thanks for the information!
    Disneyland - California: Countless times as a kid
    WDW (1st trip): 05.30.07 - 06.06.07, POP Century
    Hong Kong Disneyland: 06.15.08
    Disneyland - California: 05.27.09 (celebrating 24th birthday)


    Upcoming trips:
    12.09.2009 - 12.10.2009, Disneyland - California

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Location
    Modesto, CA
    Posts
    3,493
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    She must be fairly new - or I'm not very observant.
    My name is Gator. You killed my Sorcerer's Hat. Prepare to die.

    DL 2-17,8-17, 11-17; DL 2016; DL 11-2015; DL-DL-Hotel 2-2015; DL 2014; DL-Paradise Pier 2013; POFQ Dec 2012; CSR - Jan 2011; AKL-Kidani - Jan 2010; A.S.Mov - Dec 2008; CSR - Dec 2006; DL Feb 2006; CBR - Feb 2004; POR - Jun 2002

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,536
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    DH and I wanted to see her, but we were too tired and decide to head back to our resort to nap.
    **WDW: December 8th-19th 2007~Celebrating our 4yr Anniversey~Pop Century Resort**

    WDW: November 9-15th 2003 **HoneyMoon***
    ~All-Star Music Resort ~Broadway~

    Disneyland Resort September 5th-9th
    (Please note I've been to DLR countless times. Just posting recent trips.)


  12. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    6,402
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gator View Post
    She must be fairly new - or I'm not very observant.
    You're just not very observant - she's done this for years - since the mid 90's or so. She is the only female trained in this Japanese candy sculpting technique.
    Kathy ΊoΊ

    LET'S GO BUCS!

    Next trip - June '14

    Past trips:
    6/13, 4/13, 7/12, 7/11, 1/11, 8/10, 7/09, 3/09, 8/08, 8/07, 12/06, 9/05, 7/03, 7/98, 5/96, 8/93, '70's X 2

  13. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    2,029
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by kakn7294 View Post
    You're just not very observant - she's done this for years - since the mid 90's or so. She is the only female trained in this Japanese candy sculpting technique.
    My family must not be too observant either because we have never seen her.
    Tinkerfreak
    oct./nov. 2002-AKL
    oct./nov. 2003-WL
    nov. 2004-AKL
    oct./nov. 2005-AKL
    Dec. 2006 BC
    April 2007 AKL
    oct./nov. 2007 AKL/Poly
    oct./nov. 2008 POFQ/AKL
    Nov. 2009 CBR
    May 2010 BW

  14. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Boyne City, Michigan
    Posts
    135
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default shiny...shiny...candy

    We just got back from WDW and received a candy sculpture from her. My partner was wearing a Birthday button, and she asked us what animal we wanted. We chose a panda, and she made a great one, holding a baby. We actually managed to get it back to Michigan, only breaking off the tiny ears. Since we don't plan to eat it, I have superglued them back on!! LOL. Definitely, you should try to see these demonstrations when in Japan. They have the times listed on the schedules you pick up at the front of the park.
    Waiting does not seem long once it is accomplished.Old Saying.

    Feb '98, POFQ
    Nov '98, Car. Beach
    Mar 2000, All-Music
    Oct '01, Cont.
    Jan '03. All-Music
    Nov '03, Royal Plaza
    Dec '04, Pop-Cent.
    Sept '05, All-Sports
    Jan '06, POFQ
    Dec '06, WL
    Sept '07, AKL
    Apr. '08, Hilton/GF
    Dec. '08, GF

  15. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    277
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    She is to the right of the entrance to the Mitsukoshi Department Store near the statue that was given to Walt Disney World from Japan. She is outside in a little booth.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you for the info.
    Multiple wonderful trips; Next June 2012
    "All it takes is faith and trust...and just a little bit of pixie dust."

  16. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Edwardsville, IL
    Posts
    6,489
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    After many, many trips to Disney World, I saw her on TV. I was amazed that I had never seen, or even heard about this. It is definitely on my to-do list for October!
    Diane
    ~•.•*•.•*•.•*•.•*•.•*•.•~
    When your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme.

  17. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    7,936
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We completely lucked out last trip!

    DD found her, and was patient and quiet until Miyuki noticed her and asked her what animal she wanted. DD asked for a bird, so she got the most amazing pink bird ever!

    She is so neat to watch...even if you don't get a candy of your own.

    And no, we never did eat it...took lots of pictures though.
    Heather aka ibelieveindisneymagic
    INTERCOT Staff: Vacation Planning, Nightlife, Shopping & Waterparks, Collectibles


    Engaged at the castle!
    My Disney Home is POFQ


    Upcoming: Cuba Cruise & Disney October 2018

  18. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Palmerton, PA
    Posts
    2,503
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    She is REALLY good! We watched her make a kangaroo and a chinese dragon last fall... Beautiful work and her technique is so efficient! I am a designer/educator so this kind of stuff is great for me
    "Is there a 12 step program for this Mouse addiction?"

    Next Trips:

    11/18-11/29 Destination D:Amazing Adventures!! GF for two nights then Caribbean Beach with free dining...

  19. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,517
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Wow! I've seen video of her-amazing! I hope we get a chance to see her in person.
    "That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up." ~Walt Disney


    Disneyland 1987
    WDW 1992
    POFQ 6/25/01-7/1/01
    POP 6/26/06-7/1/06
    POP 8/4/08-8/9/08
    POR 8/5/09-8/12/09
    POR 10/27-10/31
    Next Trip- POR 6/23-6/28

  20. #19
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Too far away!
    Posts
    2,163
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We make sure we see her each trip!! DS actually tells me that he HAS to see her -- it's part of our trip plan.

    We go early and are usually one of the first people there so DS can get a space in the front.

    The first time he got an animal -- a dinosaur he walked away from the area to get his picture taken and the wind took it and it snapped in half.....he was distraught nonetheless -- for quite a while!!

    He now knows to hold onto his masterpiece to get his picture taken.

    As far as getting them home I usually put them in the backpack and let the actual animal hang out the top -- it has worked four times now, but I am pretty careful when I throw the backpack around (after our initial debacle with the dinosaur!!).
    *May '92 Day trip fr. Daytona
    *Aug '94/July 01 offsite
    *July 01 Offsite
    *2005, 06, 06, 07, 08, 09, 11SOG
    *Sept 05 AKL
    *Sept/Oct 06 POFQ
    *Dec 08 AKL
    *Oct/Nov 12 Wyndham BC
    *Oct 13 CBR
    *July 14- weekend trips from Daytona
    *July 15- day trips from Daytona
    *Oct 15 CST

  21. #20
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Posts
    250
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We finally got to see her for the first time during our trip in March. Miyuki is very talented, but can be very difficult to understand.

    All-in-all, definitely worth the 15 minutes to watch her make the candy.

    April, 1998 Coronado Springs
    April, 2001 Coronado Springs
    January, 2004 All-Star Sports
    July, 2005 Caribbean Beach Resort
    April, 2006 Pop Century
    December, 2006 All-Star Sports
    March, 2008 All-Star Movies
    April, 2009 All-Star Music
    August, 2010 Disney's Swan Resort

Share This Thread On Social Media:

Share This Thread On Social Media:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

 
Company
Advertising
Guest Relations
Community
Discussion Boards
Podcast
Newsletter
Shop
Social
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
Pinterest
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Enter your email address below to receive our newsletter:
INTERCOT Logo PRIVACY STATEMENT / DISCLAIMER | DISCUSSION BOARD RULES
© Since 1997 INTERCOT - a Levelbest Communications Website. This is not an official Disney website.
> Levelbest Network Site