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.
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.