OMG! Is Totoro really “my neighbor”!? Actually this is what someone created just for personal enjoyment. A 59 year old man, HIDEBOCHI-san, who runs an udon restaurant in Mie prefecture, created this amazing life-sized (3m tall) Totoro! The motivation for this project? His two granddaughters. They were born and grew up in Vancouver, Canada and lately ended up moving back to Japan. Those girls love Totoro a lot, but they left their favorite Totoro doll back in Canada. So, their grandpa, HIDEBOCHI-san, decided to make a huge Totoro for them, so as to not to miss Canada too much.
Look at these girls’ happy smiles!! HIDEBOCHI-san is such a loving grandpa
Here is a whole video documenting the project.