Onigiri Action 2021

This year we saw many beautiful Onigiri photos posted from 35 countries around the world. The passion to support children in need connected us all, and is allowing us to bring 1,397,795 school meals* to them.

Thank you very much to everyone for your support and participation!

*It includes meals from the 5 meals per post plan and the 10 meals per post plan.

This year we saw many beautiful Onigiri photos posted from 35 countries around the world. The passion to support children in need connected us all, and is allowing us to bring 1,397,795 school meals to them.

Thank you very much to everyone for your support and participation!

*It includes meals from the 5 meals per post plan and the 10 meals per post plan.

Best Onigiri Awards 2021 Winners!!

State Onigiri Award [1]

Woodward, Moanalua, Cupertino HS
This is a tribute to their HACATA students from HAwaii (Moanalua HS - pineapple), CAlifornia (Cupertino HS - Grapes), and atlanTA (Woodward Academy - Georgia peaches). Students from 3 schools have connected for a collaborative Japanese language journey!

State Onigiri Award [2]

Palmer Alaska High school
Alaska Moose like onigiri too! Thanks for sharing your school mascot and Onigiri Action with many students!

State Onigiri Award [3]

Valerie
These onigiri were cut from a calendar of famous scenes in Minnesota. So many possibilities to sit and enjoy an onigiri picnic!

Best Team Award [1]

MIT Japan Program
They created Tim The Beaver (school mascot) Onigiri. Stickers, pins and magnets were created to give out at activities that took place the entire month including Onigiri Tasting at the Dome, Japanese Lunch Table, Online Onigiri Night and daily onigiri photo postings.

Best Team Award [2]

Fern Creek High School
Wow, so many different types of Onigiri! Students enjoyed a group project making many creative onigiri crafts to help support school meals.

Best Team Award [3]

New York City Public School 147
Students enjoyed a big event with Onigiri Making, Onigiri Arts & Crafts, Onigiri Photo Booth, Onigiri Games, Onigiri Songs, and more! Students even gave speeches about the importance of their school’s participation in Onigiri Action.

Creative Onigiri Award [1]

Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University
This patriotic crane with tiny onigiri embodies the spirit of our theme "Unite the States with Onigiri." The RIJS ran a month-long campaign, including serving over 700 onigiri in Harvard Yard, sightings of Omusubi-kororin around the Harvard campus, daily photos and an onigiri making webinar with special kits.

Creative Onigiri Award [2]

Western Carolina University
Students used origami paper to make onigiri and toilet paper cores to make onigiri stamps! This student completed the word “日本 (Japan)” using the onigiri stamps.

Onigiri Kids Award

Andrea & Mia
Making and sharing onigiri with the neighborhood to spread Onigiri Action and smiles!

Animal Onigiri Award

@kirakira_pepe
Cold blooded friends with warm hearts, the Central bearded dragon and Leopard gecko model this tiny onigiri! Thank you for joining #OnigiriAction everyday for 5 years!

Change
the world
with ONIGIRI

World Food Day is celebrated every year on October 16th by the United Nations.

We honor World Food Day by making and enjoying "Onigiri (or “rice ball” in Japanese) " to make our world a little better.

Onigiri (rice balls) are made with love for someone special.

Let's make Onigiri with love for children around the world, and bring a warm school meal to a child in areas of need.

Let's change the world with Onigiri!

HOW TO UPLOAD

Any photo related to an Onigiri is welcome!

  • - Making or eating an Onigiri
  • - Doing an Onigiri pose or hand sign
  • - Onigiri art (origami, drawing, etc.)
  • Be creative!
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Best Onigiri Awards 2021

Details of Best Onigiri Awards 2021

  • Post Your Amazing Moments and Creations on the Campaign Website.
    Winners to be announced on the website in November.
  • Award Categories

    • A: State Onigiri Award
      Post a picture of a rice ball associated with a certain state in the U.S. Show youre state pride!
    • B: Best Team Award
      Tell us about your ONIGIRI ACTION team! (Please write in “Message” section when you post)
    • C: Creative Onigiri Award
      Make everyone smile with the most fun or cute design you can imagine
    • D: Onigiri Kids Award
      Kids love onigiri– and making a difference while having a delicious snack!
    • E: Animal Onigiri Award
      Take an onigiri photo with your lovely pet! or make an animal shaped onigiri!
  • How to Apply

    Select “apply for the contest” check box, input “Name” “e-mail address” “Award category” and post your onigiri photos from our campaign website,

  • How to Select

    TFT will select the awards from photos posted on our website from Oct 5 to Nov 5.

  • The Results

    The results will be announced in November on our website. A notification will be sent to the winners by e-mail.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated for school meals
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Change the World with Onigiri @ Schools

Date: Oct 1st to Oct 31st

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: TBD

Venue: TBD

Online event via ZOOM (Link TBA)

Let’s learn how to make traditional onigiri (rice balls) as well as creative onigiri that use ingredients such as seaweed and vegetables, and support a good cause!

Check out our new events here!
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