ONIGIRI AS JAPANESE HEART
 LONDON, UK / 02.2013

Special thanks :YUKI HORIE

 
日本人と、他の国のひとたちの性質の違いについて考える機会がありました。ハグしたりキスしたりアイラビューといったりな他の国の人々に比べると、日本人は感情表現の仕方がストレートではないのかもしれません。でもそこには日本人独自の伝え方があるんだと思いました。それを示すことのできるもののひとつ、おにぎり。大切なひとびとへの愛情を込めて、手でしっかり握ってうまれるおにぎり、そんなジャパニーズハートを共有したいと思って、大学におにぎりレストランをオープンしました。

I thought the difference of national character between Japanese and other country's people. Generally we are said that Japanese are not very good at showing own emotion especially affection. (In a way, it's true because we don't do hug, kiss, say"I love you" so often like people from other countries.) However, I believe there are certainly our own way of expression of love. Then what I came up with was this Onigiri which is the most common food in Japan. I think It's able to show Japanese affection because the point is it is made by hand-rolling. Japanese mother make it with putting love for their family(like praying their health and safe). Therefore decided to share this lovely culture with others in this country.