There is always some other-things-dressed-up-as-food fun going on at Mitsukoshi Department Store!
This expansive retail space, which takes up much of the Japan Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase, is a great place for exploration. We love to pop into the store for fun souvenirs like this monorail plate (okay, it might be a bullet train, but we’re going to keep pretending).
There is also an incredible array of “cute” in the store — and that carries straight through to the back part of the store where you’ll find all the food stuff. In addition to snacks, tea sets, and tableware, there’s some adorable food-shaped merch, like erasers.
Yep! We were exploring with Erin when we found these awesome souvenirs. The erasers were SO detailed, and many of them were packaged in themed sets. I’ve pretty much never had occasion to use an eraser in the past few years, but still… how can you just pass these by?
We found beverage cartons that look like little servings of milk and juice! (Is that corn juice on the left?)
The bakery items are tiny, but look good enough to eat — especially that fruit tart!
The burger shop collection includes everything that you might find at your favorite fast food joint — or a backyard barbecue. Including electric vegetables, it seems!
It took me a minute to figure out the theme of this package, but I’m pretty sure they’re just entrees and meal items. I LOVE the bowl of noodles with shrimp at the bottom! And I’m pretty sure that’s some octopus at the top. 🙂
And you can’t skip the sweets! Ice cream, to be exact. There’s also a little fruit bowl thrown in for good measure.
If you’d rather buy individual erasers, there’s a great selection of those, too. I think these make completely awesome souvenirs — especially considering how inexpensive they are!
You wouldn’t think there would be that many kinds of food that you could shape into erasers, would you? But that’s what is so cool about exploring Mitsukoshi in particular, and World Showcase in general. It is such a fun place to browse and discover new things.
Will you be taking home some fun food erasers on your next trip through the Japan Pavilion? Let us know below in the comments!