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The Joy of Collecting Mugs

Updated on October 14, 2014

Collecting Mugs : Perfect for Coffee and Tea Lovers

I've never been a collector of anything. I mean it's really not practical for someone like me, who lives in a cramped apartment in a city like Tokyo. Space is at a premium in this city and collecting anything that takes up space just doesn't make sense. When I first moved to my new apartment, I was forced to get rid of so many things so

starting a mug collection was the last thing in my plans.

My collection of mugs started in a natural way and it was never intentional. In the beginning I only had a few mugs in my cupboard which was adequate for my lifestyle and I really didn't need anymore. A nice cup of tea is the first thing I want in the morning and my mug gets a lot of usage throughout the day.

At the turn of the millennium, I made a visit to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida where I spent one magical week frolicking from one theme park to another. There was a huge millennium celebration happening throughout the resort so as a memento of my visit, I purchased a mug, which I thought was the most practical.

Since then, I have been collecting mugs from all over the world. Whether it's from Starbucks or theme parks, on holiday and at craft fairs, if there's a mug I absolutely love, I buy it. Little did I know that I was on the road to becoming a mug collector.

*All photos taken by myself

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How I Go About Choosing a Mug

So how do I go about choosing my mug of choice? It's quite simple really because it all comes down to preference. The collection is my personal collection so it's all about my aesthetics, favorite colors and anything else that catches my attention. There is an endless variety of mugs in the world so I narrow the choices down by making sure they are practical in that I can actually use them to drink coffee or tea out of it.

Starbucks in Japan always release seasonal mugs and I find myself looking forward to them. Every season brings a beautiful collection, but these days I will only buy one if it stands out in some way. I also look forward to the holiday mugs from Tokyo Disney Resort if I visit during that year. If it's a particularly amazing design, I would pay admission to the park just to buy the mug! It's crazy I know, but I'm like that.

I also buy at least one mug from a holiday destination, especially if it's my first time as a memento of my visit. Instead of just photos, these mugs become treasured objects that remind me of my visit to these exotic places.

Say I Love You with a Hand-Painted Mug

Our Name is Mud “I’ll Always Love You” Cuppa Doodle Porcelain Mug, 16 oz.
Our Name is Mud “I’ll Always Love You” Cuppa Doodle Porcelain Mug, 16 oz.

Hand painted porcelain and crafted by hand. Beautifully gift boxed for easy gifting.

 
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Mugs from the Disney Theme Parks

I have always been a fan of the Disney theme parks and as for the characters, I've always been particularly fond of Mickey Mouse with Minnie coming in at a close second. Let me tell you why.

During one of my first trips ever to Disney World in Florida, I was having a leisurely breakfast with my friend at one of the theme parks. As we went during the off season, it was a rather quiet morning at the Magic Kingdom. As I was minding my own business, concentrating on getting all the maple syrup onto my Mickey pancakes, I felt a tap on my right shoulder. I turned around expecting my friend who had gone to the restroom a few minutes ago. But instead, if was the Mouse himself beaming with the most happiest of smiles!

I felt a bit silly as I attempted to converse with Mr. Mickey but converse I did. We talked ( well, he gestured "Mickey Mouse style" ) for a few minutes until, lo and behold, Minnie comes along and joins in on the fun! They amuse me for a few more minutes until finally it's time to say goodbye. They each gave me a huge hug and went along their way.

Mickey and Minnie stole my heart that morning. I also realized that I had completely lost interest in my plate of pancakes.

My Fabulous Disney Mug Collection - Disney mugs from the Disney parks from around the world!

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My exclusive to the Tokyo Disney Store Mug collection. Received this as a gift for my birthday in early 2014. I love these!Disney Ambassador Hotel's Grand Opening Mug.Tokyo Disney Sea's First Christmas MugTokyo Disneyland's Christmas MugI got this one at California Adventure.A simple orange mug from Tokyo Disney Sea.Tokyo Disney Sea's Harborside Christmas Mug from 1998.Tokyo Disneyland Christmas Mug in 1998The other side of the 1998 Christmas MugTokyo Disneyland's Christmas in 1999.The inside of a Disney mug I got on one of my Florida trips.Tokyo Disney Sea Christmas 2000.Flip side of the Tokyo Disney Sea Xmas MugTokyo Disney Sea 1st Anniversary. I was there!Tokyo Disney Sea 1st Anniversary. No longer sold. Priceless!Hotel MIracosta Grand Opening MugDisney Mug from The Disney Store in Florida.Tea mug with tea strainer and cover from Hong Kong DisneylandMillennium Mug from Walt Disney World in FloridaThe other side of the Millennium mug
My exclusive to the Tokyo Disney Store Mug collection. Received this as a gift for my birthday in early 2014. I love these!
My exclusive to the Tokyo Disney Store Mug collection. Received this as a gift for my birthday in early 2014. I love these!
Disney Ambassador Hotel's Grand Opening Mug.
Disney Ambassador Hotel's Grand Opening Mug.
Tokyo Disney Sea's First Christmas Mug
Tokyo Disney Sea's First Christmas Mug
Tokyo Disneyland's Christmas Mug
Tokyo Disneyland's Christmas Mug
I got this one at California Adventure.
I got this one at California Adventure.
A simple orange mug from Tokyo Disney Sea.
A simple orange mug from Tokyo Disney Sea.
Tokyo Disney Sea's Harborside Christmas Mug from 1998.
Tokyo Disney Sea's Harborside Christmas Mug from 1998.
Tokyo Disneyland Christmas Mug in 1998
Tokyo Disneyland Christmas Mug in 1998
The other side of the 1998 Christmas Mug
The other side of the 1998 Christmas Mug
Tokyo Disneyland's Christmas in 1999.
Tokyo Disneyland's Christmas in 1999.
The inside of a Disney mug I got on one of my Florida trips.
The inside of a Disney mug I got on one of my Florida trips.
Tokyo Disney Sea Christmas 2000.
Tokyo Disney Sea Christmas 2000.
Flip side of the Tokyo Disney Sea Xmas Mug
Flip side of the Tokyo Disney Sea Xmas Mug
Tokyo Disney Sea 1st Anniversary. I was there!
Tokyo Disney Sea 1st Anniversary. I was there!
Tokyo Disney Sea 1st Anniversary. No longer sold. Priceless!
Tokyo Disney Sea 1st Anniversary. No longer sold. Priceless!
Hotel MIracosta Grand Opening Mug
Hotel MIracosta Grand Opening Mug
Disney Mug from The Disney Store in Florida.
Disney Mug from The Disney Store in Florida.
Tea mug with tea strainer and cover from Hong Kong Disneyland
Tea mug with tea strainer and cover from Hong Kong Disneyland
Millennium Mug from Walt Disney World in Florida
Millennium Mug from Walt Disney World in Florida
The other side of the Millennium mug
The other side of the Millennium mug
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starbucks japan mug

Beautiful Mugs from Starbucks

Starbucks has officially taken over the world! OK, I may be over-exaggerating but it can seem like it if you live in Tokyo. There's practically a Starbucks on every corner! In fact, there are over 260 Starbucks shops in Tokyo alone! And although I prefer neighborhood cafes that are dotted throughout the city, there's something about Starbucks that draws me in.

At one time in my life, I went crazy for those "city" mugs that they make but a few years ago, I was forced to get rid of a lot of them as they were just taking up too much space. Some of those mugs are huge!

These days, I focus my attention on the fabulous assortment of seasonal mugs they come out with. Starbucks in Japan periodically come out with special-edition mugs which are exclusive not only to Starbucks Japan, but exclusive to just one store! Of course this only makes it that much more enticing for collectors like me.

*Photo of Starbucks Mug - Japan 2006 New Year Edition

Fantabulous Starbucks Mug Collection - My small but precious collection of Starbucks Mugs

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This is a mug from Hiroshima when my ex-roommate went to visit his relatives.The other side of the Hiroshima mug with an abstract rendition of the shrine at Miyajima.I got this on a past visit to Hong KongOne of my favorite holiday mugs from Starbucks.On my visit to Starbucks in Bangkok.Valentine's Day mug I bought from a Starbucks in OsakaTheir anniversary mug from a few years back.Since I was born in the year of the horse, I had to get this one!The very Japanese New Year Mug 2011.Simple holiday mugs in holiday colors.Japan 2006 Spring CollectionValentine's Day mugLove this one from Christmas 2007
This is a mug from Hiroshima when my ex-roommate went to visit his relatives.
This is a mug from Hiroshima when my ex-roommate went to visit his relatives.
The other side of the Hiroshima mug with an abstract rendition of the shrine at Miyajima.
The other side of the Hiroshima mug with an abstract rendition of the shrine at Miyajima.
I got this on a past visit to Hong Kong
I got this on a past visit to Hong Kong
One of my favorite holiday mugs from Starbucks.
One of my favorite holiday mugs from Starbucks.
On my visit to Starbucks in Bangkok.
On my visit to Starbucks in Bangkok.
Valentine's Day mug I bought from a Starbucks in Osaka
Valentine's Day mug I bought from a Starbucks in Osaka
Their anniversary mug from a few years back.
Their anniversary mug from a few years back.
Since I was born in the year of the horse, I had to get this one!
Since I was born in the year of the horse, I had to get this one!
The very Japanese New Year Mug 2011.
The very Japanese New Year Mug 2011.
Simple holiday mugs in holiday colors.
Simple holiday mugs in holiday colors.
Japan 2006 Spring Collection
Japan 2006 Spring Collection
Valentine's Day mug
Valentine's Day mug
Love this one from Christmas 2007
Love this one from Christmas 2007

Starbucks Mugs Collectibles

Other Mugs From Around the World

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thailand mug

I have an intense passion for traveling and used to spend all my spare time and money on going to foreign countries. I still love to travel but with all the hassle of it all these days - the crowds, the waits, the numerous body checks, extra fees and fuel surcharges, etc - I travel a lot less these days. Still, I do manage a trip or two every year and probably will continue to do so until I no longer can.

I also have a couple of "high-end" mugs from the likes of Noritake, Royal Copenhagen and Hermes. Since my mother liked my Hermes mug so much I let her have it, which is why I don't have a photo of it. However I still have my Royal Copenhagen mug. I initially had a set of two, but I accidentally dropped and broke one during a drunken stupor.

I Have More! - Each of these mugs represent a moment in time during my life.

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This is from London when I went to see the Lion King with my mother.I went to this theme park called Huis Ten Bois in the south of Japan for my birthday. As it was my birthday, I thought it was appropriate.A Xmas mug from Tully's. I got this one Christmas just because.Nice green mug for my birthday from a friend.My first visit to Universal Studios Japan.I like the urban feel of this Tully's mug. This was a collector's edition and I could hardly resist.From my visit to the Islands of Adventure theme park in Florida.I went to see a musical based on the Pet Shop Boys in London sometime in the year 2001. It was one of the best musicals I've experienced.From Los Angeles. The name says it all.This beautiful mug from Royal Copenhagen I received for Christmas. My most expensive mug to date.This only cost me $4US at Pottery Barn in Hawaii. It's one of my favorites to use during the summer months.I bought this mug from Thailand to support a worthy cause. Hand-crafted by Thai craftsmenVintage mug I found at a craft fair.
This is from London when I went to see the Lion King with my mother.
This is from London when I went to see the Lion King with my mother.
I went to this theme park called Huis Ten Bois in the south of Japan for my birthday. As it was my birthday, I thought it was appropriate.
I went to this theme park called Huis Ten Bois in the south of Japan for my birthday. As it was my birthday, I thought it was appropriate.
A Xmas mug from Tully's. I got this one Christmas just because.
A Xmas mug from Tully's. I got this one Christmas just because.
Nice green mug for my birthday from a friend.
Nice green mug for my birthday from a friend.
My first visit to Universal Studios Japan.
My first visit to Universal Studios Japan.
I like the urban feel of this Tully's mug. This was a collector's edition and I could hardly resist.
I like the urban feel of this Tully's mug. This was a collector's edition and I could hardly resist.
From my visit to the Islands of Adventure theme park in Florida.
From my visit to the Islands of Adventure theme park in Florida.
I went to see a musical based on the Pet Shop Boys in London sometime in the year 2001. It was one of the best musicals I've experienced.
I went to see a musical based on the Pet Shop Boys in London sometime in the year 2001. It was one of the best musicals I've experienced.
From Los Angeles. The name says it all.
From Los Angeles. The name says it all.
This beautiful mug from Royal Copenhagen I received for Christmas. My most expensive mug to date.
This beautiful mug from Royal Copenhagen I received for Christmas. My most expensive mug to date.
This only cost me $4US at Pottery Barn in Hawaii. It's one of my favorites to use during the summer months.
This only cost me $4US at Pottery Barn in Hawaii. It's one of my favorites to use during the summer months.
I bought this mug from Thailand to support a worthy cause. Hand-crafted by Thai craftsmen
I bought this mug from Thailand to support a worthy cause. Hand-crafted by Thai craftsmen
Vintage mug I found at a craft fair.
Vintage mug I found at a craft fair.

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Are you a collector of things? Tell us about your special collection! I would love to hear about them! All comments appreciated. Thanks for visiting!

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      Shinichi Mine 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Thanks so much everyone for your thoughful comments.

      LornsA178 I do hope you start writing again.

      TerriCarr my tastes for mugs have been changing throughout the years, so that's interesting in itself. I used to love disney mugs with lots of characters. Nowadays not so much.

      ecogranny coffee tasting parties, what a lovely idea!

      Stephanie36 I do don't I? lol

      TreasuresBrenda thanks so much for pinning. Appreciate it.

      ladyguitarpicker I need a bigger apartment.

      Elsie Hagley I do! I've slowed down though.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice collection of Mugs, you sure have many. I can count my mugs on my fingers. Thanks for sharing.

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      stella vadakin 3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      I love your collection. I collect mugs but do not have as many as you do. I also collect old guitars, I need a bigger house. Beautiful.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      I think mugs are the perfect collectible for someone in a small space particularly because they are a collectible you can actually use.

      Pinning to my Pinterest board, Coffee Shop.

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      Stephanie 3 years ago from Canada

      I thought I had a lot of mugs! Lol. I love your collection! :)

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      SofyBelle 3 years ago

      Oh my goodness, I'm sooo jealous!! I am a collector of mugs myself. At least twice a week my boyfriend will come home with a new mug for me from Starbucks and I have to get a mug almost every time that I go anywhere. It doesn't have to be a special occasion or anything. Any store that I go to, I always have to make a special visit to their mug section. Now that we have a daughter, I'm starting to get more and more mugs with her pictures on them, so those are the most important mugs to me.

      You have such a beautiful collection of mugs!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      I collect children's books. Some might say I collect books, period. I'm afraid I've had to curtail the collecting though. Once we moved from a typical three-bedroom/family room house to a two-bedroom apartment, then a one-bedroom apartment, I had to give up a lot of books. We still have way to many books for our bookshelves.

      It is fun seeing your mug collection. You can have quite the fabulous coffee-tasting parties, yes?

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      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      I like a good sturdy mug with either a simple or beautiful design. I like some of the Starbucks mugs whe they are really strong and sturdy. But I generally don't like brand names on my mugs. Although if it would remind me of a great vacation, then I would make an exception.

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      LornsA178 3 years ago

      You have such huge collection of mugs, I wonder if you still have room for more in your apartment. :) I enjoy reading your lens as always.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @flycatcherrr: I know what you mean. I promised myself never to buy another mug myself. Just no more space left.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      I love your mug collection! Hard to choose which I liked best between Disney and Starbucks. I have quite a few mugs myself from places I visit here and other states! Pretty fun! Great lens.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Jerzimom: Thanks!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @sousababy: Thanks so much sousababy! So good to see you.

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      Sherry Venegas 3 years ago from La Verne, CA

      The mug is an issue in our house. Do you think there are junk mugs? The ones you show here bring the mug collection up a few rungs in my mind. We have too many company logo mugs which are not very exciting. The few Starbuck mugs we have are interesting because they are from different cities.

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      Mary Crowther 3 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I enjoyed your collection and especially the Disney mugs (so nice). I like to collect Christmas ornaments from anywhere I travel. It's so much fun bringing them out every year at Christmas and enjoying the fond memories.

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      VinnWong 3 years ago

      Your...collection... is... so big! I love the Starbucks collection and the silver one with the coaster on your amazon module is to die for... oh my god I want one!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Well, this was fun! You have a very cool collection! It would be hard to pick a favorite, but the ones created especially for one Starbucks would surely make them special. And who can resist Mickey or Minny? Thanks for showing them to us!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 3 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Your lens are so very cheerful and innovative! Thanks so much. I have several collections - objects made from wood, purchased on travels or gifts from friends; English porcelain flowers - very difficult to find these days even on eBay; small flower vases and pitchers; and probably my most favorite Easter eggs, again purchased or made by me, or gifts from family and friends.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      these are really pretty - I really like this collection (colorful and bright)

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      DreyaB 3 years ago from France

      I love your mug collection - the colours appeal to me and I'm a bit of a Disney fan too. I don't often think of myself as a collector but I've been very good at acquiring books and films and stuff in general over the years. I think I de-clutter, but I don't think I have really. Just been reminded by another lens that I have a stamp collection somewhere! Great page as always - enjoy your style and stories. Have fun collecting. :0)

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      I have a number of small collections of various things (cat figurines, for example, and salt and pepper shakers that started as my great-aunt's collection), each item of which has a particular story or memory attached. I try to keep the collector urge under control, but it is difficult to resist just one more... Great fun to see your mug collection and to hear your stories about it.

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      sousababy 3 years ago

      Love the vintage mugs (Victor) and Starbuck's mugs are quite creative and durable. Pinned to my coffee, tea, and other beverages board.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Wednesday-Elf: Yep, I did the same thing. I had to throw away a lot of mugs. Glad you liked my collection!

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      Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I collected 'place memory' coffee mugs for years until I had to downsize my 4 boxes filled with mugs. :) Now I just have a couple dozen for my daily coffee. By 'place memory' I mean places I've been/things I've seen. These include states I've lived in (numerous) and places/events I've visited (the Grand Canyon) like your Disneyworld. Coffee mugs are fun (and useful) to collect. I enjoyed seeing yours.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @VspaBotanicals: Would love to see your collection as well! Thanks Vspa

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      VspaBotanicals 3 years ago

      I never thought I was a collector, but I guess I am, because I do have over ten fun mugs. Great lens!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Melissa Miotke: Thank you melissamio. I think I found myself a new mug today! Cheers.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Melissa Miotke: Thank you melissamio. I think I found myself a new mug today! Cheers.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @anonymous: Thanks so much for those kind words. I truly appreciate it.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Faye Rutledge: Thanks so much partybuzz. That wooden mug sounds interesting as I've never seen one made of wood.

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      Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA

      I enjoyed your mug collection. I also collect mugs, mostly from places I've visited or that my kids brought me from places they've been. I also have a 2 mug set that my cousin brought me from Japan when he was living there! And, a wooden mug from Russia. I love your Disney mugs, and the others, as well.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      What a great hobby and collection! And congratulations on being featured/introduced on Squidoo! You definitely deserve it.

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      Melissa Miotke 3 years ago from Arizona

      Great collection! I enjoy collecting mugs too:)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @janey126: Thank you janey. It was fun making it!

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      janey126 3 years ago

      Great lens. It was a pleasure visiting it.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @anonymous: Thank you so much! I had such fun with this one. :)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @anonymous: Thank you so much! I had such fun with this one. :)

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Congratulations on being a winner in the 2013 Squidoo County Fair in Collections!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Susan300: It was my pleasure susan.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @josietook: Thanks for visiting josietook. I just saw a new starbucks mug that I like today. Hmm......I am tempted.

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      Susan300 3 years ago

      Thanks for being part of the 2013 Squidoo County Fair! :)

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      josietook 3 years ago

      Must say I have quite a few mugs myself, but never considered myself a collector.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Minoru10: I do Minoru. I do!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @GrammieOlivia: I love mugs but it's funny that not many people buy them for me.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Diana Wenzel: Thanks RemaissanceWoman! Same here. My eyes are always looking for new mugs to add to my collection.

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      Michael Yoshinaka 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      I didn't know you had so many mugs... WOW !!!

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      GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

      I wouldn't say I collect them, but I get lots as presents. I use them and when they chip or crack, I have lots more to replace them with.

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      Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

      Great collection. I am especially drawn to those Japanese Starbucks mugs. I'm feeling a need to visit in person to select my very own mug from Japan. I must admit that mugs are something I like to buy when I travel (as a keepsake from a special vacation or to preserve a memory).

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @socialcx1: Hey thanks for the nice comment. Yeah the Mickey Mugs are some of my favorites!

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      socialcx1 3 years ago

      Never new there were so many mugs out there. Love the Mickey Mouse ones.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @hptouchupdate: Ohhh, I would love to see your lens on that! Can't wait to see your collection!

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      hptouchupdate 3 years ago

      I'm collecting a bunch of starbucks mugs nowadays. Thanks for the info.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Fufurinha47: Mugs make the perfect gift for sure! Some of my mugs featured on this page were gifts and they are priceless treasures to me. Thanks for visiting!

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      Beatriz 3 years ago from Portugal

      I've offered a mug to my boyfriend a few years ago and he still has it. it's a great gift :)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Rhonda Lytle: You're absolutly right about that poetvix and a good point too.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @steadytracker lm: Thanks for visiting!

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      Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Awesome collection! Mugs are cool. In our ever more restrictive typical work environments they can be great means of personal expression and fun.

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      steadytracker lm 3 years ago

      Thanks for entering this lens in the 2013 Squidoo County Fair.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @favored: Starbucks have taken over Japan with Tully's a close second. Thanks for the nice comment favored1

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @merfzel: Wow, that is very sweet of you! Seriously?!!! Thank you!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      @merfzel: That is very sweet of you!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      You have a great collection. I didn't know you could buy mugs at Starbucks, but then I've only been there once.

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      merfzel 3 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      I'll send one from Atlanta if you want one :) Seriously. Great lens, I like it!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @ChocolateLily: Thank you so much for your comment! It's so great to hear you like Disney!

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      ChocolateLily 3 years ago

      Great collection! Now I need to collect more mugs to go with my tea tins. I especially love your Disney mugs as my husband and I are huge Disney fans. :)

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Yes please do and let me know when you find one! ;)

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      VinnWong 3 years ago

      Wow you have such an amazing collection of mugs..! I still haven't found my favourite mug yet... I better get shopping.