Totoro Sightings

January 21st, 2008
Totoro at the bus stop
Waiting for the cat bus

Look, it’s a Totoro, complete with umbrella, at an appropriately rural bus stop in Nagasaki Prefecture.

43-year-old Yoshiyuki Yamamichi said he crafted the statue out of scrap wood, boat cushioning, and polystyrene “to improve the image of the area.”

(via Anime News Network.)

Mei and the Kittenbus

And in reading Wikipedia’s Totoro article I discover that there is a 14-minute sequel called “Mei and the Kittenbus” which is only shown periodically at the Ghibli Museum.

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