An ancient food still popular at modern convenience stores, Japan’s rice bundles can be found tucked into lunchboxes everywhere. Formed into classic triangles, cute pandas, or pressed into colorful layers, the basics are few—rice, a filling, and perhaps a wrapper—but the possibilities are nearly infinite. Elizabeth Andoh, a scholar of Japanese cuisine, will guide us through a thousand years of culinary history with an illustrated lecture to place these distinctly Japanese snacks in their cultural context.
The reception—featuring sake, tea, omigiri and omusubi— and lecture will take place at Globus Washitsu, a serene, authentic teahouse.
Tickets are available at Eventbrite.