Let's Watch Hayao Miyazaki Have An Ice Cream Float

Earlier this year, the Ghibli Museum was temporarily shuttered due to coronavirus concerns. In July it opened at reduced capacity, and regular ticket sales resumed last month. The museum also decided to revamp its café.

Hayao Miyazaki and producer Toshio Ghibli recently checked out the renewed Mugiwara Boushi Café. It’s been turned into a self-service eatery, with staff limiting the number of people allowed to enter at a time. There are also plastic barriers between the customers and the register.

According to the Ghibli Museum, staff worked hard to keep the tasty flavors offered by the previous café and not let down visitors.

Neither Miyazaki nor Suzuki seemed disappointed, with Suzuki saying that the cafe’s katsu sando tasted even better. Miyazaki thought the food was delicious and really liked that ice cream float.


The 79-year-old Miyazaki is currently hard at work on an upcoming animated feature.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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* starts morning by watching Miyazaki quietly poke through a float *

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