Last 22nd June, a Ghibli icon descended upon Hiroshima, surprising motorists and cyclists… sort of. During the night of 22nd June, several motorists and cyclists in Hiroshima saw a replica of the Cat Bus from My Neighbor Totoro. The Cat Bus moved around the side walk, and twitter-user ryouta_3 somehow managed to catch it on camera.
ryouta_3 described the Cat Bus as a customised bicycle which the creator made to look like the Cat Bus. He also reported that he saw it around Kokutai-ji Temple in Hiroshima Prefecture. Of course, other motorists and cyclists also took videos and photos, but it was ryouta_3’s which went viral. As of writing, the tweet has garnered over 21,000 shares, as well as over 41,000 likes.
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However, it doesn’t seem that the Hiroshima Cat Bus is official, and is fan-made. But it did make people turn their heads and notice this unique custom bike.