Ep. 01

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Aired: July 31, 2015 (UTC)


Episode 1: ONIGIRI


ONIGIRI: a rice ball folded into a triangular shape. The ultimate Japanese soul food. But why do Japanese people love ONIGIRI so much? We check out Japanese convenience stores and traditional ONIGIRI shops to find out the answer.


Over the years, ONIGIRI has continued to evolve! From high-tech ONIGIRI goods to a unique Akihabara-take on an ONIGIRI café, we bring you the newest ONIGIRI news!

The Rolling ONIGIRI

Every episode we bring you a traditional Japanese story. Sticking with the ONIGIRI theme, our story this time is “The Rolling ONIGIRI”.

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