In a field of daisies I took a photo and Totoro popped … 😛
Totoro “a giant furry thing” to “a rabbit-like spirit”. Basically, he is a spirit of the forest. He is obviously a mixture of several animals: tanukis (the Japanese version of raccoons), cats (the pointed ears and the facial expressions), and owls (the chevron markings on their chests and the “ooo”-ing sound they make with their ocarinas at night).
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