Howl’s Moving Castle
Unofficial Ghibli cafe in Nagoya serves ‘Princess Mononoke’ jerky, Calcifer’s bacon and egg breakfast
- An unofficial Studio Ghibli cafe inspired by Ghibli characters and references caught the eyes of representatives from Studio Ghibli.
- The cafe, called Kodama, is located in the Osu neighborhood of Nagoya, Japan.
- Kodama’s interior design features memorabilia from Ghibli’s films, including window stickers of the soot sprites from “My Neighbor Totoro,” plush dolls of the spirits from “Spirited Away” and other Ghibli character figurines.
- The cafe’s menu includes various Ghibli-themed food items such as Calcifer’s bacon and egg set from “Howl’s Moving Castle” and a rice omelet in the shape of Mei’s straw hat from “My Neighbor Totoro.”
- Representatives from Studio Ghibli, including the Ghibli Park’s designer and planner Goro Miyazaki, visited the cafe and positively reacted to its design.
On May 18, representatives from Studio Ghibli tweeted of their positive experience at an unofficial Studio Ghibli cafe located in the Osu neighborhood of Nagoya, Japan.
Inspired by the tiny forest spirits with rattling heads from the Ghibli film “Princess Mononoke,” the cafe named Kodama features a full menu and interior design filled with Ghibli film references and memorabilia.
Members of the Facebook group Subtle Asian Traits had their minds blown after finding out that the Japanese voice actor behind Howl Jenkins Pendragon in Hayao Miyazaki’s “Howl’s Moving Castle” is actually more beautiful than the character.
Meals in anime movies can look quite mouthwatering, and you can’t help but wonder how they would taste like in real life, especially with the colorful presentation and delightful combination of food.
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