Cooking and eating tasty food out of a Ghibli movie for charity certainly sounds like a good idea to us!

Have you ever wondered what some of those yummy-looking dishes from Ghibli movies might taste like in real life? Well, Japanese non-profit organization Filmeet is offering anime fans the opportunity to find out first-hand in an interactive event where participants get to actually prepare and eat Ghibli-inspired food! And the best part is that it’s all for a good cause.

Filmeet, the organizer of the event, is involved in sponsoring various movie-related activities such as outdoor film screenings and talk shows, and all profits from the event will go towards their World Theater Project, which works to bring traveling movie theaters to children in developing countries.

▼ Actually making food from a Ghibli film sounds great. Helping to bring some cinematic joy into children’s lives in the process is even better!


Now, there are plenty of drool-worthy meal scenes in Ghibli movies, so it’s hard to say which dishes are most worthy of being recreated, but for the upcoming event that will be held on March 4 at the Kitakagaya Minnanouen farm/kitchen facility in Osaka, participants will be cooking and feasting on Sheeta’s hearty-looking stew from Castle in the Sky. Yum!

This is actually Filmeet’s second Ghibli cooking event, with their first one in October last year – featuring the herring and pumpkin pot pie  from Kiki’s Delivery Service and the meatball soup from Castle in the Sky – apparently having been a huge success.

▼ Here are some pictures from the first event, starting with the ingredients.


▼ The herring and pumpkin pot pie coming out of the oven looks amazing!



▼ It certainly looks like people had a good time!


▼ At the next event in March, it’ll be Sheeta’s stew, and the sample picture already looks good enough to make our mouths water.


▼ Of course, there’ll be oven-baked French-style sourdough bread to go with the stew as well.


The cooking event, priced at 3,500 yen per person for adults and 3,000 yen for students, is currently fully booked, but you can still be placed on a wait-list. We think it’s great that enjoyment of anime, cooking and good food are being combined to bring the magic of cinema to children in different parts of the world, so here’s hoping the second event will be a big hit as well!

Source, images: ValuePress! press release
Reference: World Theater Project website, Facebook/ Filmeet