As far as animated food goes, Studio Ghibli’s looks delicious. Now at the Ghibli Museum, there is an official exhibition depicting recreations of the studio’s eats.
The exhibit is called “Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals” in English (in Japanese, it’s “Taberu wo Kaku” or 食べるを描く, which is “Drawing Eating”). It began this weekend and runs until sometime in May 2018.
The exhibit doesn’t only feature food recreations, but shows how the meals were designed as well as how characters eat. From the museum’s official site:
Food that is still warm, that looks soft and tender, with the wonderful flavor showing on the faces of those eating them - these scenes of meals are appealing and charming. No dialogue is needed to convey deliciousness and happiness.
This exhibition introduces how food can be drawn to appear even more delectable than the real thing, creating scenes of joy.
Via Cinema Cafe and Natalie, just look at how carefully this food was plotted.
And via Fashion Press and Crank In, here is how characters eat and drink.
For example, there’s so much variety in how characters hold chopsticks—whether that’s correctly or incorrectly.
These are all plastic food recreations, but they still look good! (Photos are from Crank In, Natalie, Fashion Press and Gunosy.)
From Yahoo! Japan, here’s a close up.
Not only does the exhibit feature food, but it has recreations of the kitchens in which they’re made. (Photos are from Crank In, Natalie, Fashion Press and Gunosy.)
Checking out an exhibit like this will no doubt case folks to work up an appetite. You’ll definitely want to order some food in the Ghibli Museum restaurant.
You can see many more photos on Crank In, Natalie, Cinema Cafe, Fashion Press and Gunosy. Have a look!
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