Onigiri Action 2019
Change the World with Onigiri

295,398 Onigiri photos
were posted from around the world!

Your photo gave a child a bright smile.
The world is connected through Onigiri.

Thank you for your support.

Because of you, we will provide warm school meals to
8,000 children in need in Africa and across the world for a year!

Best Onigiri Awards 2019 Best Onigiri Awards 2019

Best of the Best Onigiri Awards !!
We award 9 Onigiri photos from the posted photos taken all over the world!!

Winners

“Wow” Location Award

Onigiri must taste best at 'The Wave,' the hidden gem in the Arizona Desert! Only 20 lucky people per day are allowed to visit this miraculous wave!

Onigiri Halloween Award

Cute gigantic onigiri found on Halloween day in California. How artistic they are to use their black clothes to represent seaweed!

Animal Onigiri Award

Quokka is called "the happiest animal in the world"! This Quokka onigiri was made in the hope that children around the world wouldn't suffer from hunger and would smile like Quokka!

Animal Onigiri Award

A happy Shiba Inu dog with a great big smile, living in Kentucky. Look at his nose carefully... and you'll find a perfect shaped onigiri!

Most Creative Onigiri Award

It is such a perfect picture of Prince Harry! "Katsuobushi" Bonito flakes excellently represent his hair and beard!

Most Creative Onigiri Award

240 Indonesian high school students enjoyed making their creative onigiri! They stretched their creativity using unique Indonesian ingredients.

Onigiri Kids Award

Look how happy she seems in an adorable onigiri sweater and holding onigiri! She must be an onigiri angel!

Best Onigiri Story Award

Keiko-Gen-J carried the ONIGIRI ACTION movement to the Huston community by organizing nine events, which involved seven organizations and 600 people!

Best Onigiri Story Award

Fox Mill students learned about SDGs through ONIGIRI ACTION as a schoolwide activity, especially one of the most crucial goals of "Zero Hunger"! They put supporting messages on onigiri-shaped cards to children in need and made various banners.

HOW TO UPLOAD Any photo showing is welcome!・An onigiri all by itself・Someone marking or eating an onigiri・Onigiri art(origami,drawing,etc.)・Doing an onigiri pose or hand sign・All types of onigiri are counted!Be creative! Enjoy Onigiri! And take photos!,Post your photos on our website or on your SNS with #OnigiriAction,School meals are delivered to children in need through TABLE FOR TWOHOW TO UPLOAD Any photo showing is welcome!・An onigiri all by itself・Someone marking or eating an onigiri・Onigiri art(origami,drawing,etc.)・Doing an onigiri pose or hand sign・All types of onigiri are counted!Be creative! Enjoy Onigiri! And take photos!,Post your photos on our website or on your SNS with #OnigiriAction,School meals are delivered to children in need through TABLE FOR TWO

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#OnigiriAction Partner Organizations

  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York
  • JFC International
  • Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC
  • Zojirushi America
  • San-J
  • Itochu
  • SMBC
  • Misuzu
  • MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
  • Otajoy
  • JustOneCookbook
  • BentOn
  • Onigilly

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A portion of the proceeds will be donated for school meals

Join an Event

Change the World with Onigiri @ Schools

Date: Oct 7th to Nov 20th

Venue: K-12 schools and universities (All states)

Many schools hold Onigiri Action events as part of classroom, club or whole school activities! Students learn global food related issues and simple, fun and tasty way to take actions.

Cooking Class: Creative Onigiri Workshop

Date: Nov 1st (Fri)

Venue: JASWDC Office (1819 L Street, NW, B2, Washington, DC 20036)

During the class, you will learn how to make traditional onigiri as well as creative onigiri that use ingredients such as seaweed and vegetables, and support Onigiri Action!

Oishii Onigiri in Boston

Date: Nov 5th (The)

Venue: 18th floor Kitchen (50 Milk Street, Boston, MA 02109)

Join us for a fun-filled and educational evening to make delicious (oishii) popular Japanese foods to make a difference!

Make Instagrammable Onigiri - And Eat It Too!

Date: Nov 9th (Sat)

Venue: Japan House (6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028)

Sylvia Wakana Gunde (Instagrammer/food blogger) will show you pro-tips on how to take Instagram worthy food photos with your smart phone! Let's create unique and delicious onigiri and take photos!

Hello Kitty Onigiri Workshop

Date: Nov 16th (Sat)

Venue: Tanaka Farms, Irvine (5380 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612)

Let's make cute Hello Kitty shaped onigiri bento with fresh vegetables from Tanaka Farms!

Making Onigiri to Make a Difference

Date: Nov 19th (Tue)

Venue: Japanese Friendship Garden Society of San Diego
(2125 Park Blvd Ste. 2, San Diego, CA 92101)

Join us for a family friendly Onigiri Action event! You wll make tasty and fun onigiri that you can eat and make a difference!

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