Japan 2008 Starbucks Mug

Not including the 2006 Japan Starbucks mug, this 2008 mug would be the second rare annual Starbucks mug that I bought during my time in Japan. This design was very popular and it was the first time that Starbucks started to realise how popular their annual mugs were with fans and collectors.

Japan 2008 Starbucks Mug

Japan 2008 Starbucks Mug

In addition to the mug, they also released this design on a tumbler and a furoshiki (a traditional silk towel used for wrapping things and even carrying things). I love the ume (plum) blossoms and the modern pop take on traditional Japanese artwork. What do you think?

Here’s the video of the mug I made at a shrine near my apartment in Tokyo.

I’m really making an effort to create a unique look with each Starbucks mug video I film with scenes that reflect the theme of the mug. If you like what I’ve done, don’t hesitate to subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more Starbucks mugs and other videos I’ve made of my travels in Japan.

An example of another video I made is this one of a new Starbucks in Kamakura which features it’s own outdoors swimming pool and traditional tatami seating area!

Very cool place. Will definitely have to check it out again!

p.s. Don’t forget to comment below to let me know what you think! I love reading your thoughts!

Comments (4)

MariannaAugust 16th, 2011 at 2:20 am

That looks awesome!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ All the Irish ones here seem a bit dull, nothing Irish based, or folklore, which I would find amazing! It’s just like a cup saying Dublin, or Ireland… grr!!!

Good to see a blog post! ๐Ÿ™‚ ^^

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August 16th, 2011 at 2:59 am

All the old Australian ones were the same. The ones in Japan (and China too!) have fantastic designs! So much better!!!

nicoleNovember 24th, 2011 at 4:51 am

Hello, may I know that u have more this mug? I want to buy it from you, if u want to sell it… because I qant to have this mug as a birthday present for my friend… she find it for long long time… please have a reply in my mail… thank you…

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November 24th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

Sorry! Only got the one!

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