Monday/ plush Doraemon and Ponyo mug

I’m still unpacking some of souvenirs from my trip to Japan, so here is Doraemon the earless robotic cat from the 22nd century ‘presenting’ a Noritake porcelain coffee mug with the Ponyo character on.  Ponyo is an animated adventure centered on a 5-year-old boy and his relationship with a goldfish princess who longs to become human.   It is a product of Japanese animation legend Hayao Miyazaki and the story was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale ‘The Little Mermaid’.    The movie came out in 2008 and I believe the ‘Ponyo on the Cliff by Blue Mug’ shortly after that.   And is that the ever-possible tsunami that is depicted on the cup?  It certainly seems like it.

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