Hayao Miyazaki‘s films are rich in every regard. They’re known for their exquisite detail, down to the food. Miyazaki understands the power of food; it’s tied to emotions such as comfort and feeling safe and at home. Meals figure into many of his films, and Instagrammer EN 93 has focused on replicating what she sees on the screen in real life. Her recreations inspired by feasts and baked goods in Studio Ghibli movies, which came our way via Bored Panda, are thoughtful and oh so pretty.
Look at her takes on the herring and pumpkin pot pie and cake from Kiki’s Delivery Service.
And slightly less appetizing but still neat, onion and cheese sandwiches from Tales from Earthsea.
Something I admire about these images is that besides being spot-on representations of the food on screen, EN 93 stages the photos to match the setting in the films. She replicates any containers or dishes in the films as best as she can. See how the cheese and bread plate in the below meal from Howl’s Moving Castle has the blue embellishments like the one on screen? I appreciate that kind of dedication.
See a few more examples of EN 93’s work in the gallery below, and follow her on Instagram to keep up with all her Ghibli inspired meals. Yes, it’s likely that doing so will make you hungry and/or feel like having a Miyazaki movie marathon.
If you could pick any meal from a Studio Ghibli movie to bring to life in your kitchen, what would you choose? Let me know in the comments.
Image: Studio Ghibli
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