Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Movie Munchies

‘Your Name.’ pop-up cafe in Nagoya caters to hit movie’s fans

The Asahi Shimbun  January 9, 2017

The “Yoshino’s ramen stand” combo plate is inspired by a scene from “Your Name.” (Provided by Nagoya Parco)

NAGOYA--Anime fans with an insatiable appetite for all things “Your Name.” will be able to satisfy their cravings at a pop-up cafe here that will serve recreations of snacks featured in the blockbuster movie.
The cafe, which is set to open at Nagoya Parco in the city’s Naka Ward from Jan. 27 until April 3, will also sell about 120 items of related merchandise, including stationery and sweets.
Located on the eighth floor of the shopping center’s West Building, it will serve 12 food items inspired by scenes from the body-swap plot movie.

A scene from “Your Name.” inspired this special noodle plate. ((C)2016 TOHO CO., LTD. / CoMix Wave Films Inc. / KADOKAWA CORPORATION / East Japan Marketing & Communications, Inc. / AMUSE INC. / voque ting co.,ltd. / Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc

A “Yoshino’s ramen stand” combo is on sale for 1,180 yen ($10) plus tax, and a stack of pancakes like the one in the movie that Mitsuha couldn’t resist taking a photo of after her body had been switched with Taki’s is on offer for 1,480 yen.

Diners will receive a special paper placemat.

Because it is believed that Hida, Gifu Prefecture, inspired one of the locations in the film’s story, fans visit various spots in the city as part of their “Your Name.” “pilgrimage.”

According to distributor Toho Co., the teenage love story had raked in more than 20 billion yen at the Japanese box office by early December, becoming the second highest-grossing Japanese film after “Spirited Away” (30.8 billion yen).

Inspired by another scene from the animated film, this dish is called “The pancake that even made Mitsuha whose body has been switched with Taki’s want to take a photo before she knew it.” (Provided by Nagoya Parco)

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