Totoro and friends waiting for the bus in Taichung

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Totoro, No-Face, and the gang at a bus stop in Taichung.

loves Totoro, the iconic star of Miyazaki’s animated classic My Neighbor Totoro. Known locally to Chinese speakers as Duōduōlóng 多多龍 (or 豆豆龍) and—my favourite—Lóngmāo 龍貓 (literally “dragon cat”), Totoro recently appeared on the streets of alongside Chibi and Chu Totoro, numerous makkuro kurosuke (soot sprites) and No-Face (who appeared in Spirited Away). These life-sized, fan-made sculptures have drawn so much interest that the site even appears on Google Maps as Dàlǐ Totoro Bus Stop 大里龍貓公車站.

No-Face kindly reminding visitors to keep the noise down and watch out for passing cars.
A life-sized Totoro waits for the bus in Taichung.
One of the soot balls on the wall.
Chibi and Chu Totoro look like they’ve had a rough time of it.

The original report on Taiwanese news can be found here. Many more photos alongside commentary in Chinese can be found here, here, here, here, and here.

3 Responses

  1. Seems they’ve moved him inside, yesterday there was a small “exhibition” inside with no-face and a giant mecha.

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