This Japanese Creates Adorable Punk Onigiris and Got Popularity in the World
Do you know what onigiri are? It is a Japanese culinary preparation that simply consists of a rice ball half wrapped in nori seaweed. A dish that visibly inspired the creative @daily_simaenaga on Twitter who had fun transforming the onigiris into little punks or rather into delinquent birds, you will understand why.
Fan of food as of nature, the Japanese creative seems to be passionate about the Shima Enaga: an adorable little Japanese bird that looks like a ball of cotton. Combining this bird with onigiri, @daily_simaenaga found the fun idea of personifying rice balls to give them rocker bird looks.
If the small seaweed acts as a leather jacket, the food placed on top of the rice ball forms a small ridge similar to those of rock and punk cultures. A few small additions of finely cut nori seaweed also constitute the eyes and mouths to reinforce the kawaii side of these diverted Shima Enaga.
Small creations that make you smile and are very successful on social networks. Followed by more than 350,000 subscribers, the user @ daily_simaenaga regularly shares new onigiri and has even created small figurines that he sells. Some of his tweets still exceed 300,000 interactions.
We let you discover the strange characters below. And to go further into Japanese culinary and creative culture, we recommend the creations of the Japanese Food Artist Eiko Mori who turns Her Morning Toast into Amazing Works of Art.