It’s been noted that all of Hayao Miyazaki’s movies, in addition to being a feast for the eyes, are positively obsessed with food. There’s always a section in every movie where the characters enjoy a bite to eat, and in every case the food is meticulously observed and rendered. The food can be grand or simple, doesn’t matter, the same careful attention to detail, whether it’s the feast of the king in The Cat Returns or Umi’s cooking in Up on Poppy Hill or the candies in Grave of the Fireflies.
Some dedicated Instagrammer going by the name 01ghibli23 has decided to recreate the meals of Miyazaki’s movies in real life, right down to the careful positioning of the egg on the bread or the pieces of carrot on the plate. In addition to these re-creations, there are also pix of Miyazaki’s posters and Totoro-shaped cookies and stuff like that.
Great, now I want to watch all of Miyazaki’s movies and I’m hungry….. Actually that’s not a bad place to be at all!
Breakfast from Howl’s Moving Castle
Ramen from Ponyo
Breakfast from Kiki’s Delivery Service
Bento box from My Neighbor Totoro
Bento box from Up on Poppy Hill
Steamed bun with red bean paste from Spirited Away
Salmon dish from Porco Rosso
Breakfast from The Cat Returns
via Lost at E Minor
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Cool shirts wth Hayao Miyazaki storyboard art on them