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World Food Day Campaign

ONIGIRI ACTION 2019

October 7 (Mon) - November 20 (Wed)


230,784 Onigiri Photos and counting!

For each post,
our partner organizations
will donate 5 school meals
to children in need.

Your Onigiri post provides 5 school meals!

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 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

Best Onigiri Awards 2019Best Onigiri Awards 2019

Post Your Amazing Moments and Creations on the Campaign Website.

Winners to be announced on the website after November 21st.

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Categories

  • “Wow” Location Award

    Last year’s winner was taken in Tibet! Where will you take your onigiri photo this year?

  • Onigiri Halloween Award

    You can be onigiri this Halloween! Show us your onigiri costume!

  • Animal Onigiri Award

    Take an onigiri photo with your lovely pet! or make an animal shaped onigiri!

  • Most Creative Onigiri Award

    Make everyone smile with the most fun cute design you can imagine.

  • Onigiri Kids Award

    Kids love onigiri - and making a difference while having a delicious snack!

  • Best Onigiri Story Award

    Share your great story about onigiri! (Please write in “Message” section when you post)

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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!

More events coming soon!
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