Studio Ghibli fans are flocking to a field in Takaharu, Miyazaki, Japan to have their photo taken beside a life-sized replica Totoro bus stop.
Created by a 70-year-old couple for their grandchildren, the adorable statue of the iconic character from the film “My Neighbor Totoro” was made from scratch using a traditional plastering techniques.
The base of the statue was made with wooden frames and then filled with cement at the bottom to keep it standing upright even in strong winds. The grandpa then added multiple layers of concrete.
According to Bored Panda, the “Totoro statue” has now become the hottest tourist attraction in the area.
The replica, which was was reportedly made by the grandparents in just one day, is now part of the Totoro-theme bus stop.
“My Neighbor Totoro” has been ranked 41st in Empire magazine’s “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema.”
Feature Image via Miyazaki