Who says we can’t play with our food? There’s nothing wrong with serving a little bit of humor at the dining table.

Celebrating two quintessentially Japanese cultural customs, Orinigiri — a portmanteau of “origami” and “onigiri” (rice ball) — is the brainchild of Tomoo Nitta and Aiko Sugiura of Himawari Design, decorated with colorful graphics by Toshikazu Nishida.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.