Sep 28

Artist creating Chinese sugar painting a folk art in Tianjing.MOV

I saw this folk artist producing sugar paintings with liquid sugar along the streets in Tian Jing. I was able to video tape the beginning to end of this specific painting. The painter uses the brown sugar as the raw material, the bronze spoon and a shovel as the tool, and the slab of marble as the “paper”. Sugar painting originated from the Ming Dynasty when sugar animals and figures were made in molds as part of a sacrifice in religious rituals. In the Qing Dynasty, sugar painting gained more popularity. This particular artist was creating paintings with the 12 zodiac animals.

Duration : 0:2:31



  1. Lillian Wei says:

    this kind of art is …
    this kind of art is everywhere in China. I remember I once won a dragon candy art.. :). Kids love these

  2. Ankoku Arakaki says:

    it’s a street …
    it’s a street seller in china, what do u expect? seriously… just enjoy it… just saying… whenever i encounter something like this in china i just stand there and enjoy the show. and as a plus, these sugar candies actually taste like crap, frankly put.

  3. kewl mack says:

    look at all …
    look at all cooking videos,even gordon ramsay touches his food with bare hands

  4. Megan Hi says:

    I saw his fingers …
    I saw his fingers touching it, not trying to be mean or anything but I don’t like eating something right after a stranger touches it…

  5. amb3rschann3l says:

    It’s brown sugar. …
    It’s brown sugar. Look in the description for more info lol

  6. zheng maggie says:

    What kind of suger …
    What kind of suger is this?

  7. silvercash64 says:

    It’s all just …
    It’s all just wonderfull ; one can tell he has done this thousands of times before.

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  9. Kenny Lin says:

    it’s very cheap, …
    it’s very cheap, like 10 to 20 yuan

  10. Hảo Yang says:

    how can i find him …
    how can i find him ? and how much per 1 ??? tks