Thursday, November 16, 2017

Onigiri Cafe and Pastel Art---Beppu Hospitality!

The teacher`s postcard on the left, mine on the right
This post takes you on a little Challah and Cherry Blossoms Excursion.

On this week at the Onigiri Cafe there is a special event, where you can enjoy an onigiri and learn to draw with pastels.
It is a month in Beppu called Beppu Art Month, and all over the city there are doors open to creative events.  As Beppu is a city famous for hot springs, the creativity is also springing forth in this month.

I will also be doing an event this month, so stay tuned!

Thank you for stopping by.

And Yes,  I am always throwing in a new word here and there!
This time it`s Onigiri!

Onigiri are wonderful rice balls!
Well, actually they are very simple and basic, and pressed into shape by hand, so maybe it is in that, their simplicity and their closeness to the hand
that makes them so wonderful.

Often Onigiri are triangle shaped, and can be filled with all sorts of delicious fillings.
At the Onigiri cafe, the specialty is,
The `O` is an honorable prefix.
Nigiri means the act of pressing and shaping by hand.

To make, form the rice is formed into a ball, and then hold in one hand with another hand `cupping` over it and pressing in to make the shape.  Often they are wrapped in toasted `nori`, or seaweed.

To eat, you can hold it perfectly in your hand, and find the surprise inside when you get to the middle.
The onigiri here is served on the seaweed, so you can wrap it yourself!  And my favorite  at the Onigiri cafe is (photo below) kinpira gobo (burdock root sautee!) onigiri.

Our Father in Heaven, sanctified be Your Name.
Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
--Matthew 6:9b~11

Blessings and Love,



  1. Thanks for sharing the info on the rice balls, the O- nigiri cafe, and the Beppu city art hosptality.I feel this has quite widened my horizons.

  2. Thank you, Duta. Yes, it is a wonderful cafe and glad to hear that it has widened your horizons!! I love that expression, and think its right-on for what the Beppu art month aims to do, as they really encourage creativity and thinking out of the box, hence wide and expansive!!! Have a great day!