|Hhmm, not quite..
|Going to Japan?
Or maybe you live there. Anyway, if you find yourself in TOKYO
, why not pop down to the only STUDIO GHIBLI
licensed purveyor of the awesome TOTORO CREAM PUFF (I saw 'awesome', I haven't had one but they look great)
It's called SHIROHIGE
and its only product is the aforementioned cream puff. The guys in there make 100 a day and are frequently sold out 10 minutes after they open (I guess capitalism hasn't go there yet)
means, apparently, "White Bearded Cream Puff Workshop"
and you can find more on this enterprise HERE
. The shop is full of MIYAZAKI~esque
creations and artwork but mystery
surrounds this little place who choose quality over quantity. Good on them.
Sticking with MIYAZAKI, here's an Inn that has been designed (partly) by the man himself. It is located in a lurvely looking town called TOMONOURA in FUKUYAMA CITY (yup, still in Japan). This is the outside, Spirited Away anyone?
He drew up some basic concepts for the Inn and gave it its name, Onfunayado Iroha
. Apparently, ofunayado
means 'sailor inn' and iroha
means 'Japanese alphabet'. As long as I can get a bath in there and get rid of a bike, I'll be as happy as a sand boy.
Lastly, in this Miyazaki~dominated
post, here's some artwork Hayao
did for his next film, PONYO ON THE CLIFF BY THE SEA
will know I am a huge
fan of his work and I greatly
look forward to this piece of work and I'm already proclaiming it 'Film Of The Year' (prove me wrong Batman)
'Til the next time,
Labels: Cake Shop, Cream Puff, Hayao Miyazaki, Miyazaki, Pastry Shop, Ponyo On The Cliff, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Shirohige, Studio Ghibli, Totoro, Totoro Cream Puff, White-bearded cream puff workshop