Convention - Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show 2024: Neri Kiri from a to z (demonstration, history...) with Emma Obadina

By Mulder, Villepinte, Parc des Expositions, 17 march 2024

Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show 2024 was the must-attend event for all fans of geek, manga and science-fiction cultures. Among the many activities and workshops on offer, one of the highlights was a demonstration of Neri Kiri by Emma Obadina, an expert in traditional Japanese pastries. This article takes you behind the scenes of this presentation, from the demonstration to the history of this culinary art, with a focus on Emma Obadina's know-how.

Neri Kiri is a Japanese pastry art form distinguished by its colorful patterns and delicate shapes, often inspired by nature and the seasons. Using mainly anko (sweetened red bean paste) and mochi, this pastry is renowned for its sweetness and ability to evoke the ephemeral beauty of nature.

Emma Obadina, renowned for her expertise in Japanese patisserie, enthralled the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show 2024 audience with a live demonstration of Neri Kiri. She shared her creative process, showing how she mixes colors and sculpts dough to create intricate shapes, such as cherry blossoms, maple leaves, and much more. Her ability to transform simple ingredients into edible works of art captivated viewers, offering a unique window into this Japanese tradition.

Emma Obadina also shared the fascinating history of Neri Kiri, explaining how the art has evolved since its birth in Japan. Initially reserved for the aristocracy, Neri Kiri has become a symbol of refinement and elegance in Japanese culture. Emma emphasized the importance of seasonality in the creation of Neri Kiri, with each pattern and color reflecting a specific aspect of nature or Japanese festivals.

With years of experience and a deep passion for Japanese patisserie, Emma Obadina has established herself as an ambassador for this culinary art. Her commitment to sharing her expertise and promoting Neri Kiri around the world was clearly demonstrated during her presentation at the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show 2024. Her demonstration not only educated but inspired many attendees to explore Japanese pastry themselves.

The Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show 2024 was a celebration of creativity and geek culture, and Emma Obadina's Neri Kiri workshop was a highlight for many. Her demonstration offered a fascinating insight into the art of Japanese pastry-making, blending history, culture and craft. Emma Obadina continues to fascinate and inspire with her art, proving that pastry is much more than a delicacy - it's a form of cultural and artistic expression.

The Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show is the leading event for all aficionados of pop culture, manga, anime and science fiction in France. A must-attend event over the years, this biannual show brings together under one roof an impressive diversity of activities, exhibitors and internationally renowned guests. Whether you're an avid collector, a passionate cosplayer, an inveterate gamer or simply curious about this fascinating universe, the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show offers an unrivalled immersive experience. With booths dedicated to the latest in video games, comics, manga and anime, unique exhibition spaces like movie cars and iconic sets from cult films and series, and meetings with artists and creators, this show is where passion meets creativity. Each edition is a promise of escape, learning and sharing, making the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show an unmissable event for the geek community and beyond.

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Practical info
Dates: March 16 & 17, 2024
Venue: Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte - Hall 5A

Photos and video : Boris Colletier