Thursday, January 8, 2009

Knittin' Crap: More Totoro Trivia!

chibitotoro According to this "Totoro Encyclopedia," the Ō Totoro (large Totoro) is at least 3 meters tall, Chu (apparently translates to medium, is this correct?) Totoro is about 60cm, and the Chibi (small?) Totoro is 20cm. And can turn invisible. I should have saved the time I spent making Steve the Chibi Totoro and given him an invisible one. Well, ok, maybe not.

(BTW, after I had sewn the chibi's bottom closed and put on the feet, I realized he was way too skinny. I had to open the bottom back up and do some reverse liposuction. (Lipoinflation?))

And I totally love this bit of trivia on the page:
The Cat Bus originates from the Japanese belief that if a cat grows old enough it gains magical shape-changing powers and is called a "bake neko". The Cat Bus is a bake neko that saw a bus and decided to become one.
By the way, just do not google for "bake neko." My co-irker Dan has managed to fool me into doing so twice, yes, twice.


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Karen said...


Aw, thanks!