ORINIGIRI (a mix between Onigiri and Origami) is now developing and expanding worldwide!
As you may know, onigiri is known as traditional Japanese cuisine common in every Japanese household. Nowadays, Onigiri is making progress by becoming more world widely known, including in America! As so, we decided to fuse ORINIGIRI, a Japanese concept with American ingredients! ORINIGIRI can be made easily, tasty and variously by blending different ingredients with white Japanese rice. If you like usual American staples such as roast pork, smoke salmon, and cheese, you can make tasty and even photogenic ORINIGIRI easily by blending these familiar foods. Let’s create our own USA versions of “ORINIGIRI!”
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!
What will we be making?
Americanized ORINIGIRI Types
- Bacon ORINIGIRI
- Smoked Salmon ORINIGIRI
- Cheddar cheese
- Black pepper
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.
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!