Traditional Japanese sweets, also known as “wagashi” are still popular today in Japan. In this workshop, we will be combining wagashi and onigiri to make a new version of onigiri: Sweet Onigiri! We will make three different flavors using matcha, cherry-blossom powder and strawberries. Experience and immerse yourself in Japanese vibes by also creating your very own onigiri box using washi (Japanese paper).
- Sweet red bean filling
- Cherry blossom powder
What you will be doing in this workshop:
- Learn the history of wagashi
- Decorate your onigiri box using washi (Japanese paper)
- Make Sweet Onigiri using ORINIGIRI paper.
- Enjoy eating your onigiri and chatting with friends!
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!
- 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: Making 3D ORINIGIRI Digitally and By Hand, & the Future of “ORINIGIRI” Hackathon
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 11: Learn About Famous Japanese Fairy Tale ”Momotaro (Peach Boy)” and Make Your Own ORINIGIRI!
- ORINIGIRI Workshop 12: Let’s Craft Japanese Food!
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.