You Are Here Ornament – Japan 5 Fall Edition

You Are Here Ornament – Japan 5 – Fall Edition is a little cute mug which is accompanying the bigger one. These two are going to be available in stores just in two days – on August 30. I wish I was in Japan now, to snatch a pair of these for my collection. I bet drinking your favorite beverage from these Autumn themed mugs as nights are getting longer is twice as tastier.
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You Are Here – Japan 5 Fall Edition

Breaking news (as it usually happens with the releases from the “Land of the Rising Sun”)! You Are Here – Japan 5 – Fall Edition mug continues series of Japanese mugs, ornaments, and tumblers. These were so popular from the get-go, that Starbucks decided to have one version per season, and that’s what makes them so special.
This time the mount Fuji is wearing the red clothes which along with the falling multicolored maple leaves on the front of the mug are supposed to symbolize the Fall colors.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Japan 4 Summer Collection

You Are Here Ornament – Japan 4 Summer Collection is coming right after its bigger brother. The string is green as well as the inside of the mini mug.
As I promised in the previous post, I am going to talk about the remaining elements of the design of this set.
On the side of the ornament, right after the sailboat, we see three slices of watermelon. And this is not just your average fruit, but Japanese watermelons. Let me tell you why they are so special, they are much sweeter than those found in the other parts of the world.… Read more

You Are Here – Japan 4 Summer Collection

As it was announced earlier, June 19 was supposed to be the date for Japan Summer Collection release. And since there is a 13 hours difference, we can already enjoy pictures of the new You Are Here – Japan 4 Summer Collection mug, coming directly from Starbucks website.
This design stands out from the other three previously released mugs, compare it to v1 (Common), v2 Winter (Limited), v3 Spring (Limited). As you can see the mount Fuji became green, with just the tip still being white.… Read more

You Are Here Japan Summer Collection

Breaking news! The time has come for You Are Here Japan Summer Collection items which are set to be released next Wednesday, June 19! Here’s the preview of regular size mug and matching stainless steel tumbler – a must have set for true Starbucks collectors. This new version is bringing us sunflowers, which we gonna talk about soon. Stay tuned for more photos and full review!… Read more

You Are Here – Japan 3 Spring Edition

What an amazing surprise by Starbucks! I was super excited today, to hear the news about the release coming to the Land of the Rising Sun. You Are Here – Japan v3 “Spring Edition” is a perfect mug to say goodbye to the winter.
It looks very similar to the other two versions, but with the Spring touch, obviously. We still see beautiful Fuji covered in snow, with the setting sun, behind it. This well-known view can be observed from the shore of the Yamanaka lake, which is located to the East of the mountain.… Read more

You Are Here Ornament – Japan 2 Winter Edition

Along with the full-sized mug, Starbucks has also released You Are Here Ornament – Japan v2 “Winter Edition”. Here’s something I’ve forgot to mention in my previous post – the new mug and ornament are light blue inside compared to red in the first edition. The string is also light blue.

Please also see side by side collage of v1 and v2:

You Are Here – Japan 2 Winter Edition

Release of the Starbucks You Are Here – Japan v2 will probably be the most important news of November 2018. Starbucks calls it “Winter Version” of the existing mug. Following elements symbolizing Japan winter were added, replacing existing ones:
– camellia flowers (Camellia Japonica, common camellia, Japanese camellia or Tsubaki), often called the rose of winter, since it prefers cool temperatures.
– Red-crowned cranes – one of the rarest cranes in the world. The cranes are most spectacular to watch as they dance, often in pairs, with seemingly choreographed dips and jumps.… Read more

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