Have you ever tried Mochi rice?
Do you know Mochi rice is? It is a sweet, sticky rice that is often used in Japan. It is often used for making rice cake (mochi in Japanese), but many people do not know the process of how to make or eat mochi!
In Japan, we use mochi rice in many ways, especially when celebrating a cultural event. Other than rice cake, mochi is used in many other foods as well! In this workshop we would like to introduce a few treats made of mochi rice and try to make these Japanese sweets as well! Mochi has many health benefits and is delicious to eat, too! We guarantee you’ll enjoy making this delicious treat and even adding it to your daily diet. Try discovering the charm of mochi rice!
What is “ORINIGIRI?”
ORINIGIRI is a new type of art (and way of eating!) that combines the fun features of “Origami” and “Onigiri (Rice balls).” It’s easy to make and guests who participate in this workshop can enjoy the great and interesting onigiri experience!
Learn more about ORINIGIRI from our previous workshops:
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 1: A Combination of Origami and Onigiri
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 2: Let’s Enjoy Creating and Cooking ORINIGIRI
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 3: Discover the Real Taste of Rice by Making ORINIGIRI!
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 4: Adopt a Japanese home-style meal to put on your table!
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 5: Let’s make KAWAII (CUTE) “ORINIGIRI”!
What will we be making?
Japanese sweets (Ohagi)
- Mochi rice
- Red beans paste
- Matcha powder mixed with sugar
- Kinako (roasted soybean flour) mixed with sugar
- Black sesame mixed with sugar
- Sakura denbu (sweet-salty, fluffy pink flaked fish condiment)
About the Artists & Collaborators
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.
Table For Two
TABLE FOR TWO USA (TFT), is non-profit organization that addresses the issues of hunger and obesity through a unique "meal-sharing" program.
25 cents from workshop fee will be donated to Table For Two to provide one healthy school meal to a child in low-income communities in the U.S including New York. Thank you for your support!