Quoting the source article from Kotaku.com, these are “Amezaiku’ (飴細工) or “Candy Handiwork.”
Apparently, it’s “practiced in various forms for around a thousand years or so.”
Prices (in USD) range from $3.00 to $85.00.
These are all creations of chief artist Takahiro Yoshihara and his staff, at his Tokyo store.
You can watch them Create The Cute in the two videos at the bottom of this post.
Directions to the store are here if you -happen- to be in The Big T.
Oh, and here’s the store FB page.
From Wendy M.