Make your own unique candy treats and learn about Japan with these DIY Candy Japanese Zen Garden Kits. There are two versions in this set (each with three candy kits): the classic Japanese garden (nihon teien) with a koi carp pond and the minimalist Zen garden with rocks and raked gravel (known as kare-sansui, or dry landscape) in the style of Ryoanji in Kyoto. Don't worry about breaking your teeth on the rocks, because they are actually made from ramune candy or chocolate. And the "pond" is a gummy sheet. In Japan, this kind of DIY candy set is known as chiiku kashi, a kind of "educational candy" that lets kids take a hands-on role in preparing and making their own sweeties. In this case, the educational part will teach them about traditional Japanese aesthetics and nature through molding the rocks and rake the gravel. The pond version, though, is a little simpler and you can just put the jelly sheet in the mini garden.
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