Shams El-Mutwalli Dubai
Starbucks Japan recently released a new line of mugs and bottles featuring illustrations unique to the different prefectures priced at ¥1,980 ($17.34) for the mugs, and bottles for ¥4,840.
The extensive range of new merchandise falls under the Been There Series and highlights distinct elements that are quintessential to each prefecture.
The 19 prefectures represented include: Fukuoka, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hokkaido, Kanazawa, Kobe, Kumamoto, Kyoto, Nagano, Nagasaki, Nagoya, Nara, Oita, Okinawa, Osaka, Sendai, Tochigi, Tokyo, and Yokohama.
Starbucks Japan’s latest line is both colourful and cultural, exemplified by the Japan mug and bottle that features illustrations of cherry blossoms, Mount Fuji, a cat, sushi, a Kendama, noodles, among other things.
The rest of the collection follows a similar pattern with the Kyoto merchandise adorned with green geisha’s, mochi, as well as the Kamogawa River—highlighting Kyoto’s gardens and greenery.
Japan’s infamous Shibuya Crossing is sketched out in blue on the Tokyo themed mugs, and traditional foods like ramen, takoyaki, and okonomiyaki are highlighted on the Osaka mugs.
These are only some of the items that launched which also includes similarly themed gift cards.
Starbucks’ Been There Series is a popular line that includes themed merchandise from around the world.