Everyone knows Japanese cuisine is filled with delicious dishes and healthy flavors! To create a tasty Japanese dish, a lot of “crafting” is done in the cooking process to create a more enjoyable and perfected meal. In this event, we will hold three workshops on the theme of “crafting and experiencing familiar Japanese food.”
What you will be doing in this workshop:
- Learn about traditional Japanese food, such as onigiri and miso soup
- Make your own ORINIGIRI, decoration seaweed and miso balls
- Admire and take pictures of your creations
ORINIGIRI is a new type of art (and way of eating!) that combines the fun features of “Origami” and “Onigiri (Rice balls).” The huge difference between Onigiri (rice balls) and ORINIGIRI is whether is how it entertains you through the creation. ORINIGIRI includes a folding process as a form of entertainment, which is meant to be a fun experience. You will often see this kind of entertaining making process not in only food but in the whole culture of Japan.
Japanese people enjoy cutting seaweed into cute artistic shapes and patterns. In this workshop, you can try creating your own form of seaweed art work by using craft punchers and colorful rice.
Miso ball is round ball made of miso and other Japanese ingredients. Miso soup can be made easily by melting the miso. In addition, miso balls can be easily made by rolling decorating it with other tasty ingredients.
- 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!
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.