Japan's 27th National Confectionary Exposition kicked off on April 21 in Ise in central Japan's Mie Prefecture.

Among the attractions, the three-week event, lasting until May 14, involves lovingly crafted figurines and landscapes representing scenes from modern and historic Japan.

One of the displays depicts the pilgrimage to Ise Shrine during the Edo period.

It took 110 local confectioners about a year to create the 10 meter by 5.5 meter work.