With many Japanese people under self-quarantine, some of those who enjoyed visiting trendy cafes before the pandemic (and even some who didn't) have been busy creating Instragrammable sweets, drinks and dishes at home in a trend called o-uchi cafe, or "cafe at home" (hashtag #おうちカフェ). As we reported earlier, this trend includes things like arranged toasts, fruit sandwiches, candied fruits and cloud eggs.

Whether you follow the "cafe at home" trend and want to create an Instagrammable table setting or just want to show your appreciation for Studio Ghibli characters, Donguri Republic's "vintage glasses collection" is sure to spruce up your table.

If you've been following Donguri Republic, you may recall the first series in this collection featuring the beloved Studio Ghibli characters in a classic American comic style motif. Released last year, they proved to be so popular that Donguri Republic decided to release a second series.

Vintage Glasses Collection

Let's take a look at the offerings this time around:

(Editor's note: Image quality "as is" from press release.)

My Neighbor Totoro: "Let's Go!"

Kiki's Delivery Service: "Meow"

Porco Rosso: "Bleah!"

Castle in The Sky: "Yummy!"

Whisper of The Heart: "Get On!"

Spirited Away: "KataKataKata"

Howl's Moving Castle: "Help!"

Product Information

  • Price: 1,000 JPY (excl. tax)
  • Size: 70 mm (2.8") diameter, 140 mm (5.6") tall
  • Material: glass
  • Contains: 365 ml (12.3 fl oz)

Although not part of their Vintage Glasses Collection, Donguri Republic also recommends these adorable and stylish glass plates to complete your picture-perfect table setting:

Kiki's Delivery Service glass plates


  • Price: 2,800 JPY (excl. tax)
  • Dimensions: 200 mm (7.9") square
  • Material: glass
  • Handling: Wash by hand (not dishwasher of microwave safe)


  • Price: 2,300 JPY (excl. tax)
  • Dimensions: 150 mm (5.9") square
  • Material: glass
  • Handling: Wash by hand (not dishwasher of microwave safe)


You'll be able to buy these lovely items at Donguri Republic shops all over Japan or online from their Sora no Ue (literally "in the sky"—in other words, online) store.

By - Ben K.