Special exhibition looks back on the amazing depictions of food in Studio Ghibli’s anime films.

There are certain things audiences expect to see when they sit down to watch a movie from anime production house Studio Ghibli. Lushly illustrated scenery, nostalgic prop design, and plucky heroines have all become hallmarks of the Ghibli viewing experience.

Oh, and of course, mouth-wateringly illustrated depictions of food, crafted with as much passion and care as studio founder Hayao Miyazaki puts into the drawings of his beloved flying machines.

Ghibli food has become a cultural phenomenon in Japan, causing fans to not only salivate over the anime edibles but discuss their inspirations and try to recreate them in the real world. Now, things are coming full circle, as the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo will be starting a new exhibition looking back on the most famous food-related scenes from its films.