Have you heard of “ORINIGIRI?”
ORINIGIRI is a new type of art (and way of eating!) that combines the fun features of “Origami” and “Onigiri (Rice balls).” Tomoo Nitta, a first-class Japanese qualified architect, invented ORINIGIRI when he was in the process of designing a building. He discovered that ORINIGIRI was a fun way to help children (recommended for ages 4 and up) cultivate their mathematical and artistic senses. This workshop will show both children and adults how to create their own ORINIGIRI while having fun with a special ORINIGIRI dance. We hope to not only teach people about ORINIGIRI but also to have them become interested and help spread ORINIGIRI in their own way. Becoming a member of our family has no obligation or fee but is a great way to express yourself through ORINIGIRI as an interesting and fun new art form!
Don’t miss out on this exciting and creative ORINIGIRI-making and informative session! All ingredients and supplies will be prepared by the organizer. If you would like to change the flavor of your ORINIGIRI, please feel free to bring your own favorite onigiri ingredients.
Learn more about ORINIGIRI by watching the video below!
About the Artist
Architect, Video Artist
Nitta was born in 1971. He studied at Kyusyu Institute of Design (presently Kyusyu University), Rhode Island School of Design and worked at Shigeru Ban Architects. In February 2014, he established Himawari Design, where he started to design varieties of space on public architecture as far as product design based on the study of using one sheet of paper. He is obsessed with design that connects various cultures and various people based on the simplicity of Japanese beauty. He also sends his message to the world through his conceptual videos. Since he married Aiko Sugiura, a writer and a concept designer in 2016, he's set up Project AICHI with her. Their activity of Himawari Design is constantly growing day by day.