*This workshop is for kids only (2 – 8 years old).
Let’s Create Fluffy, Puffy Rice Ball Clouds with Calligraphy class for kids!
What do you think about when you see white clouds in a blue sky? It may be animals, cotton candy or even ice cream! In our case, it’s a rice ball!
Create your very own original cloud rice ball and decorate it cutely with seaweed to make it more special!
In this workshop, you will:
- Design an ORINIGIRI folding paper with your drawings
- Make ORINIGIRI (rice balls) with your decorated paper
- Add finishing touches to your ORINIGIRI by using seaweed as decoration
- End the workshop with a fun kids calligraphy class taught by a calligrapher, Taisan Tanaka
- This workshop is a part of Kids Calligraphy one day show “Aozora”. Please see more details below.
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”!
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 6: Much Mochi to Munch on!
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 7: Create Your Own USA Version “ORINIGIRI!”
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 8: Let’s try making a photogenic “BENTO” lunchbox!
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 9: Shaping your own rice ball canvas
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 10: How to use 3D scanning data in your own creative work!
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 11: Learn About Famous Japanese Fairy Tale ”Momotaro (Peach Boy)” and Make Your Own ORINIGIRI!
About the Artists
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.
Taisan Tanaka is a contemporary Japanese artist. He specializes in the fushion of drawing calligraphy. His works have been performanced in U.S.Department of Defense in Japan, and Klingspor Museum (Museum of contemporary calligraphy) in Germany among others.
Tanaka is teaching the sumi-e classes on Mondays at the RESOBOX Gallery & Cafe location.