TKSST is taking a short summer break. Become a member to support our August return
The Kid Should See This

Learn how to draw Totoro in one minute

Want to learn how to draw Totoro? Please enjoy this one minute lesson from Studio Ghibli’s former president, film producer Toshio Suzuki. His Japanese instruction is supplemented with English subtitles and some charming piano music.

Using a brush-tipped pen to outline Totoro’s ears and body, Suzuki’s well-practiced sketch makes drawing Totoro look simple. But there’s a secret within the details: “You have to draw his eyes far apart. That’s the key point.”

drawing totoro
Watch more videos with Totoro and more Studio Ghibli-related videos on TKSST, including:
How to make Totoro Steamed Buns
Totoro & Catbus pancake art
• Ghibli’s Gentoro at the Toyama Glass Art Museum

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

The makers of the SAVE plug-in are no longer supporting it. For site speed and security, I've chosen to discontinue its use. If you have saved videos, please back them up with browser bookmarks, Pinterest, or another page saving tool, before they disappear in May 2021. Thank you.
This video was posted 12 months ago.

Watch more videos about...