Studio Ghibli fans now have extra chances to satisfy their appetites for the current food-themed special exhibition at the popular museum dedicated to the anime studio, as it has been extended through this November.

The “Delicious! Animating Memorable Meals” show, which focuses on food-related scenes in Studio Ghibli films, opened last May and was originally scheduled to run for a year.

Officials at the Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, in western Tokyo, said the exhibition has been inundated with museum visitors since opening, and requests have been pouring in to keep it on longer to give people more chances to see it.

A hallmark of Studio Ghibli works are mouth-watering scenes of eating and dining, such as a fried egg on toast in Hayao Miyazaki’s “Castle in the Sky,” and bacon and eggs in “Howl’s Moving Castle.”

“Drawing food is drawing the culture and history of living that provides the (story’s) background,” the museum explains.

The exhibition includes original drawings and storyboards of scenes where characters are munching such “Ghibli food,” explaining how those iconic scenes were created.

Seemingly casual eating scenes can carry great significance to the stories in Studio Ghibli films. Characters often forge closer bonds after eating the same food together, and strangers can become “brothers" by having meals at the same table.

The show also includes life-size reconstructions of sets of the old Japanese-style dining room and kitchen of Satsuki and Mei’s house from “My Neighbor Totoro,” as well as the cluttered kitchen of the Tiger Moth airship in “Castle in the Sky.”

To visit the Ghibli Museum, tickets must be booked in advance for a specific date and entry time. Admission is 1,000 yen ($8.90) for adults, 700 yen for junior and senior high school students, 400 yen for elementary students, and 100 yen for 4-year-olds up to elementary school age.