Onigiri Gekijou is a Japanese YouTuber. He has a creative spin of turning the Onigiri into popular characters. His creative spin with rice is known as Rice Ball Art. The rice is molded into different shapes. He uses plain rice and other ingredients to create edible art works.
This Japanese YouTuber started these rice ball creations in January 2020. He gives the shapes of aliens, cats, and seats that these cute food creations are incredibly going viral. His channel is Onigiri Gekijou translating as Rice Ball Theater. Onigiri refers to the Japanese traditional food consisting of rice stuffed small balls with a sour or salty filling wrapped in dried seaweed. This Japanese popular food comes in different flavors.
The YouTuber presents an extensive range of characters with the rice ball sculptures. He says this art inspiration has no limitation and can be from anywhere. There are references of the Onigiri Gekijou molding rice and other ingredients to create in the 1994 film, the iconic hitman, Leon: The Professional.
The YouTuber, made an Insouke rice ball from popular series. He completed his Nichirin baldes carving white Kamaboko ( Japanese fish cake) that the Inosuke now looks fit to combat. The beauty of his work is that he gives the shapes of Japanese traditional characters from the Japanese folkolore such as kitsune(fox) and cheeky tanuki (raccoon dog).
Onigiri Gekijou also excels in his rice ball art by creating lifelike and realistic animal-shaped rice balls. He does not revolve only around the fictional characters and this is apparent in the cute panda he made using rice, nori(seaweed), and black sesame paste. The finishing touches were given by Daikon radish sprouts.
Recreating quirky snacks is possible for any one if you check the video tutorials of Onigiri Gekijou and behind-the-scenes footage. The video demonstrates the steps required to transform plain rice into elaborate characters. Even if you do not know Japanese, you can understand the video tutorials. Onigiri is made using Japanese rice into balls with find-ground black sesame seeds. They are in triangle and other shapes, wrapped by hand in nori seaweeds. It is a well-known snack available in convenience stores and is also a homemade food for school children.
Making these cute onigiri does not need any special skills to learn as they are simple to craft. Firstly, lay boiled rice on a sheet of plastic and knead into a ball. As the rice comes together, adding contours of seaweed, use ketchup and mayonnaise, and fine-ground black sesame. It means you have mastered rice ball art. Get on to the YouTube channel and subscribe to know about each design of the rice ball and learn this unique artwork.
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