Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service Bag Serves Free-Flying Broom Witch Vibes
Japanese apparel company Familiar has is releasing a series of limited-edition items in collaboration with Studio Ghibli Anofuku, a fashion brand created by Anofuku and Studio Ghibli in 2018.
Kiki’s Delivery Service Sub Bag ¥16,500 | Kiki’s Delivery Service Denim Bag ¥19,800 (Prices Include Tax)
The second entries to the series are two bags based on the beloved Studio Ghibli anime film classic Kiki’s Delivery Service. The bag designs feature Kiki on her broom with Jiji as they fly over the seaside town of Koriko where the movie is set. It’s a direct reference to the same scene in the film itself.
The 1st entries were Ponyo and Totoro denim bags
Ponyo Denim Bag ¥19,800 | Ponyo Sub Bag ¥16,500 | My Neighbor Totoro Bus Stop Denim Bag ¥19,800 | My Neighbor Totoro Bus Stop Denim Sub Bag ¥16,500 (Prices Include Tax)
The first entries to the line-up were a collection of denim bags based on two other Studio Ghibli fan favourites: My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo. The Ponyo bag is still available at the time this article was written, but the Totoro one is unfortunately sold out.
Information on a third collection is scheduled for release in March, so stay tuned.
Kiki’s Delivery Service Bags
Release Date: February 17, 2021 @ 11:00am (JST)
Where: Familiar’s online shop
Product Page: https://www.familiar.co.jp/news/anofuku.html
SarutaHiko Coffee Releases Collaboration Bag with PORTER for 10th Anniversary
SarutaHiko Coffee have announced that as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, their fifth celebratory project will be a collaboration with iconic Japanese bag brand PORTER. The bag will be available to preorder on the SarutaHiko Coffee webshop fromAugust 28, 2021. The collaboration bag features a mouton badge that has been dyed using SarutaHiko coffee.
PORTER x SarutaHiko Coffee ‘Coffee Bean Shoulder Bag (Bourbon) and Bean Mouton Badge: ¥22,000 (Tax Included)
PORTER x SarutaHiko Coffee 2-way Tote Bag S & Bean Mouton Badge: ¥28,600 (Tax Included)
PORTER x SarutaHiko Coffee 2-way Tote Bag L & Bean Mouton Badge: ¥33,000 (Tax Included)
The unique coffee bean shaped shoulder bag is the perfect size to fit your smartphone, keys, and other small necessities. The product is named after the Bourbon coffee bean, a bean famous for its high quality, calling back to the previous SarutaHiko Coffee collaboration. The 2-way tote bag features the SarutaHiko Coffee and PORTER logo on both sides, so you can swap it around to suit your mood. The bag also has pockets conveniently placed on both the inside and the outside. The L-size tote is suited to daily use, perfect for school and work as it can fit A4 documents and laptops, with a pocket on the side to fit a water bottle or umbrella.
The conveniently sized S-size bag is perfect for neighbourhood shopping trips or short outings.
The bag is dyed a deep coffee brown and has been crafted in a handy unisex design. All collaboration bags come with a removable Bean Mouton badge. The badge is made using mouton that has been dyed using the same beans that are used in SarutaHiko Coffee’s
These collaboration items would make the perfect gift to any coffee-loving friend!
PORTER x SarutaHiko Coffee
Pre Order Start Date: August 28, 2021
Where to preorder: SarutaHiko Coffee Online Shop, SarutaHiko Coffee Taiwan
Online Shop: https://shop.sarutahiko.co/
Sanrio’s My Sweet Piano Celebrates Birthday With Merch Line-Up by Maison de FLEUR
14.July.2021 | FASHION
Maison de FLEUR is celebrating the birthday of Sanrio’s popular character My Sweet Piano with a special merch collection that’s now available to order until July 18, 2021.
My Sweet Piano Tote Bag | ¥5,049 (Tax Included)
My Sweet Piano Flat Pouch | ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
My Sweet Piano Pouch | ¥3,949 (Tax Included)
My Sweet Piano Plushie | ¥6,589 (Tax Included)
My Sweet Piano is a soft, pink fluffy sheep and My Melody’s best friend. Her birthday falls on July 6, and Maison de FLEUR is commemorating the occasion with a collection of four items coloured the same pink as the character including a bag, pouch, and more.
The girly line-up is fitted with pretty pink lace and branded with an illustration of both her and My Melody. There’s also a fluffy plush toy which can sit cutely on a shelf, bed, desk, and anywhere else you want to add a bit of kawaii to your room.
ⓒ’21 SANRIO APPR.NO.L629257
Studio Ghibli Announces Spirited Away 20th Anniversary Campaign
In celebration of Spirited Away‘s 20th anniversary, Studio Ghibli’s official shop Donguri Kyowakoku and online shop Sora no Ue is holding a special campaign for the animated film.
Studio Ghibli has created an original logo for the 20th anniversary featuring Chihiro riding on Haku when he turns into a dragon. It also features Noface at the bottom on the red bridge that leads to the mysterious bathhouse. The bridge itself includes the year of the film’s release ‘2001’ as well as this year. Noface has also taken on two forms to make up the ’20th.’
More details on the campaign will be announced on a later date via official press releases and on the website and social channels of Donguri Kyowakoku.
Spirited Away 20th Anniversary Campaign
Running: Donguri Kyowakoku / Sora no Ue
Sora no Ue: https://www.donguri-sora.com/
Donguri Kyowakoku Branch List: https://www.benelic.com/service/donguri.php
Donguri Kyowakoku Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/donguritaishi
Donguri Kyowakoku Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dongurikyouwakoku/
Donguri Kyowakoku Official Website: https://benelic.com/donguri/
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland 70th Anniversary Celebrated With Luxury Maison de FLEUR Collection
24.June.2021 | FASHION
In celebration of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland hitting its 70th anniversary, Japanese fashion brand Maison de FLEUR released a new bag and accessory collection on June 17.
Alice Square Frill Handle Tote Bag | ¥5,489 (Tax Included)
Alice Frill Handle Tote Bag | ¥5,049 (Tax Included)
Alice Ribbon Pouch | ¥4,389 (Tax Included)
Alice Tissue Case | ¥3,619 (Tax Included)
Alice Ribbon Charm | ¥2,629 (Tax Included)
The insides of each item
The collection is made up of five items including Maison de FLEUR’s iconic frilly handle bags. Each item captures the wonderful and mysterious world of Alice and Wonderland, including the square tote bag which features Alice when she grows in size, the ribbon charm which includes gold leaf prints of the titular character, roses, and teapots, the frill handle tote bag which depicts Alice singing with the flowers, and the ribbon pouch which captures the scene of Alice falling into Wonderland.
AMBUSH® Announces Sustainable Outdoor Collaboration Collection
24.June.2021 | FASHION
AMBUSH® is set to release a new outdoors collection in collaboration with the thermal-wear brand STANLEY and YOSHIDA-KABAN’s main brand PORTER on June 25.
AMBUSH® x STANLEY STANLEY BOTTLE 1 – ¥8,580 (Tax Included) / AMBUSH® x STANLEY STANLEY BOTTLE 2 – ¥6,380 (Tax Included)
AMBUSH® x PORTER NYLON CROSSBODY LARGE BAG – ¥52,800 (Tax Included) / NYLON CROSSBODY BAG – ¥42,900 (Tax Included)
AMBUSH® x PORTER NYLON ECO BAG | ¥24,200 (Tax Included)
The AMBUSH® x STANLEY collection features vacuum bottles and flasks. Stylish and simply designed, the “Go Series” bottles are easy to carry around and are perfect for both outdoor and everyday lifestyle. Hang the finger loop of the bottle from your iconic carabiner by AMBUSH®︎ and enjoy it as an accessory to spice up your outfit. The light and slim stainless steel single walled vacuum insulated flask suits scenes like outdoor camping and even at your kitchen at home.
The AMBUSH® x PORTER collection feature three types of bags. They come in two colours: black and blue. The CROSSBODY LARGEBAGs have a pocket on the front just the size for STANLEY Vacuum Bottle to fit in. What seems to be a wallet is a foldable eco bag, which can be used as a tote bag when you unfold it.
The sustainable collections come during a month of environmental awareness in Japan as designated by the Ministry of the Environment. It’s also during a time when outdoor festivals and camping are starting up again in the country, and are also handy for jogging and shopping, in an effort to cut plastic bottles, cups, bags, and so on.
Comment from AMBUSH® founder VERBAL
“For this collaboration, I was interested in how PORTER and STANLEY’s products are easy to use, which matches today’s lifestyle. I actually use STANLEY bottles in my studio and when I order coffee at coffee shops, so this was a collaboration I’m happy to have done. PORTER’s bags are just the right size. I wanted something that was thoroughly made down to the finest details, so I feel new possibilities [from this collection] which focuses on the necessities. PORTER bags are handy for popping outside so I can use them in the day or at night, and STANLEY bottles I use at work and at home <laughs>”
AMBUSH® x PORTER / AMBUSH® x STANLEY
Release Date: June 25, 2021
Available: AMBUSH®WORKSHOP / AMBUSH®WORKSHOP2 / AMBUSH® Hankyu Umeda Pop-Up Store / AMBUSH®WEBSHOP
AMBUSH Official Website: www.ambushdesign.com
OUTDOOR PRODUCTS x Jujutsu Kaisen Bag Collection Features Yuji, Megumi, and Other Character Designs
Bandai Namco Group teamed up with OUTDOOR PRODUCTS to release a collection of Jujutsu Kaisen themed bags inspired by the anime’s characters including Yuji Itadori, Megumi Fushiguro, Nobara Kugisaki, and Satoru Gojo. Released on Premium Bandai last Tuesday, the collection includes backpacks, tote bags, and shoulder bags.
The inside of the bags feature original designs with motifs taken from the series – check them out below.
Jujutsu Kaisen x OUTDOOR PRODUCTS
Order Period: June 8, 2021 – June 30, 2021
Delivery: September 2021
Product Details: https://p-bandai.jp/item/item-1000159770/
*Available while supplies last
Receive a Sweet Kiss From Snoopy With PEANUTS Cafe’s New Merchandise Series
Six branches of PEANUTS Cafe in Japan, including PEANUTS Cafe Nakameguro, released a new collection of products and pouches on May 26.
The colourful line-up is made from TPU, a material that’s lightweight, waterproof, and has high wear resistance, making it a convenient pick when a sudden downpour of rain erupts when you’re out.
The collection features a kissing-Snoopy design along with the line “WE’D VOTE SWEETIE!”
TPU Daily Shopper Bags | ¥3,740 Each (Tax Included)
These shopping bags are handy to take out when popping to the shop. They are durable, can fit inside a handbag or other bag, and can carry 5kg of items.
TPU Daily Pouches | ¥1,650 Each (Tax Included)
These zipped pouches are perfect for storing little everyday items like lipstick, earphones, and so on. Since they’re see-through, they’re great for putting cosmetics in when you’re out so you can see exactly what you want to take out. You can even use it for coins and money. Perfect for the summer leisure season too as they’re durable against rain and dirty.
Tyvek x PVC
These bags look like paper – the inside is made from Tyvek and the inside from PVC. These too are water and dirt resistant.
These hour glasses make as beautiful room decorations whether for yourself or as a gift to someone. Sit back and watch the relaxing sand and feel the tiredness of the day slip away.
Triple Pouch Set | ¥2,970 (Tax Included)
A collection of three pouches featuring Flying Ace Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang. Each one is of a different size which you can use for storing various items, like earphones, cords, and so on. You could even use them for bagging up a gift for someone. The pouches also have the PEANUTS Cafe logo on them.
©2021 Peanuts Worldwide LLC
Laputa: Castle in the Sky Crystal Necklace Inspired Accessory Collection Releases
Benelic released a new collection of seven accessories inspired by the crystal necklace and cube from Studio Ghibli’s animated film Laputa: Castle in the Sky at Donguri Kyowakoku stores and the online shop Sora no Ue in Japan at the end of May.
The collection is part of the Studio Ghibli-themed “Pomponner” accessory series by Benelic. Pomponner is French for ‘doll oneself up’ or ‘get dolled up.’ It includes piercings, earrings, rings, and hairbands.
The crystal has been made from blue semi-transparent epoxy, giving it a high quality look. It’s also glow in the dark, so leave it in a place with lots of sunlight and then put it somewhere dark where it will illuminate. The accessories are simple in design too so can be worn outdoors and at the office while still celebrating the Studio Ghibli classic.
Laputa: Castle in the Sky Accessory Series
Crystal Piercings & Earrings | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Crystal and Cube Piercings & Earrings | ¥2,750 (Tax Included)
Crystal Ring (Sizes: 11/13) | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
Crystal & Cube Ring (Sizes: 11/13) | ¥2,200
Crystal Hairband | ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
Laputa: Castle in the Sky Accessory Series
Released: Late May 2021
Available: Donguri Kyowakoku stores in Japan / Sora no Ue Online Shop
Donguro Kyowakoku Official Website: https://www.benelic.com/service/donguri.php
Sora no Ue Online Shop: https://www.donguri-sora.com
Benelic Official Website: https://benelic.com
Studio Ghibli’s Animated Films Get Official Mini Glass Plates
Benelic has revealed a new collection of 18 mini glass plates inspired by Studio Ghibli’s animated filmography. The collection will be released at Donguri Kyowakoku stores and their online shop Sora no Ue in Japan on May 22.
Mini Glass Plates | ¥770 Each (Tax Included)
These 11cm plates feature colourful designs of characters from multiple Studio Ghibli movies enjoying food and drink such as Satsuki and Mei from My Neighbor Totoro, Chihiro from Spirited Away, Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service, and more. The plates can be used for serving small portions or simply as beautiful interior decoration.
Plate up a light snack like biscuits and to enjoy with a nice cup of tea with this gorgeous line-up.
Studio Ghibli Shop Adds New My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away Items
Japan’s official Studio Ghibli store Donguri Kyowakoku and its online shop Sora no Ue are releasing two new folding fans and gauze handkerchiefs at the end of this month.
My Neighbor Totoro Folding Fan | ¥3,278 (Tax Included)
Spirited Away Folding Fan | ¥3,278 (Tax Included)
My Neighbor Totoro Gauze Handkerchief | ¥440 (Tax Included)
Spirited Away Handkerchief | ¥440 (Tax Included)
The folding fans and handkerchiefs are inspired by the Studio Ghibli classics Spirited Away, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and My Neighbor Totoro. The former features a resplendent floral pattern along with familiar faces like No-Face, the Makkuro Kurosuke dust bunnies, and the Boh Mouse, as well as decorations reminiscent of the bath house from the movie. The latter is a relaxing dark purple with Totoro and his friends watching the dancing fireflies. The handkerchiefs feature the same respective designs. This collection is perfect for the arrival of summer, so if you can get your hands on them, don’t miss out.
Snoopy Design Eco Bags Release in Collaboration With 11 Brands
03.May.2021 | FASHION
Fashion, beauty, and creative company MASH Holdings has announced a collaboration with the Peanuts comic strip titled “TAKE CARE WITH PEANUTS” which sees the arrival of an eco bag collection in collaboration with 11 different fashion brands. The bags were released at USAGI ONLINE, as well as other online stores and shops in Japan on April 28.
SNIDEL | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
gelato pique | ¥2,420 (Tax Included)
FRAY I.D | ¥2,200 (Tax Included)
Lily Brown | ¥2,970 (Tax Included)
Mila Owen | ¥3,300 (Tax Included)
CELFORD | ¥2,530 (Tax Included)
Emmi | ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
SNIDEL HOME | ¥3,850 (Tax Included)
Styling | ¥1,980 (Tax Included)
FURFUR | ¥4,950 (Tax Included)
UNDERSON UNDERSON | ¥3,960 (Tax Included)
The eco bags see Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang making an effort to promote sustainable alternatives to plastic bags. Fans of the comic can help the gang take care of the planet with this stylish reusable line-up.
TAKE CARE WITH PEANUTS
Released: April 28, 2021
・USAGI ONLINE: https://usagi-online.com/
・Official online stores of each participating brand
・In-store at each participating brand (release dates different for each)
MASH Holdings Official Website: https://www.mash-holdings.com/
Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch Gets Recipe Picture Book
Japanese publisher SHUFUNOTOMO released a new recipe picture book based on the Studio Ghibli’s 3D CG movie Earwig and the Witch on April 28.
Earwig and the Witch Recipe Book | ¥1,540 (Tax Included)
The book features simple to follow recipes including famous British meals, desserts inspired by the movie, and lots of other mouth-watering delights that look like something straight out of Earwig and the Witch.
St. Morwald’s Home for Children’s Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd’s pie is a classic British meal and makes an appearance in the movie when Earwig eats it at St. Morwald’s Home for Children. It’s her favourite meal: mash sat on top of a tomato sauce-loaded mince, carrots, green beans, onion, and paprika combo.
Boy Scout Fried Toast
Fried toast is another common food on the British breakfast menu. The recipe takes thickly-sliced bread and fries it in the juices of bacon and sausage. It’s based on the scene where Earwig messes up making her fried toast. The recipe is made Frech-style with egg, milk, sugar, and butter.
Using hot cake mix, learn how to make frosted white chocolate pretzels that look like Bella Yaga’s magical worm minions
Goro Miyazaki | Comment (Taken From Recipe Book)
“Cooking is fun, isn’t it? I myself love cooking: taking various ingredients and peeling them, chopping them, crushing them, and mixing them. You boil, you steam, you simmer, you fry. Using fire makes it all the more fun. What I make doesn’t always turn out perfect, but you can turn off and forget everything while you’re cooking, but it’s an amazing feeling when you sit down to eat the fruits of your labour and people tell you what you made is delicious. It’s even more amazing when you eat something that someone else made for you. Tasty food is like magic. Speaking of which, the magical spells that Earwig learns at Bella Yaga’s house are a lot like cooking. Carving, crushing, mixing. I’m sure that if you’re a skilled witch you’ll be a skilled cook too. I hope the people who read this book and think for the first time that they want to try out cooking will try making all sorts. Getting better at cooking might even lead you on the path to becoming a witch.”
The recipe book’s front cover was designed specially for this book by Goro Miyazaki.