The origami beneath is my own conception. I created it in a calm and happy day, which of course made me think about the excellent animation of Hayao Miyasaki : My neighbor Totoro. Later, in a train, I reconstructed the origami and wrote down each step. And here is at last the definitive version, photographed in details.
Other Totoro foldings exist on the net, and I certainly do not intend to impose my own as the official one. Everybody should be free to choose, adapt, and create. And by the way, if you do a folding of your own, or a variant on this one, do not hesitate to contact me, I'm interested!
My thanks also goes to Zülal Aytüre-Scheele, for her book « L'encyclopédie des Origami », published by Fleurus. Some may recognize a variant of the beginning of the rabbit origami... which indeed inspired me with its large ears.
The folding below is of average difficulty. Don't pay attention to the number of steps, many were precisely added only to give more details. My intention is of course to enable everybody to make her/his own Totoro!
Copyright (c) Nicolas Brodu, 2003. This Totorigami is free for anybody to use and copy, and should remain so according to the terms of the GNU Free Documentation Licence.