Miniatuart, made in Kyoto

Simply cut out and glue together!
With these kits of laser-cut paper pieces you can create intricate 3-D scenes from Japan and Studio Ghibli movies. Established in 1963 in Kyoto, Japan, Sankei began by creating models of historic architecture for museum exhibitions and this “museum-level” attention to detail is reflected in their Miniatuart models.

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Miniatuart | My Neighbor Totoro: The Catbus

Miniatuart | My Neighbor Totoro: The Catbus

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Miniatuart |  My Neighbor Totoro: The Catbus depicts the glorious catbus sprinting to take Satsuki to her lost little sister Mei from everyone's favorite Ghibli film, My Neighbor Totoro. Enjoy the many intricate details from all angles!


  • Non-scale
  • Officially approved by Studio Ghibli.
  • Dimensions of assembled model:  Catbus L.55 x D.136 x H.50 (67) mm and base W.80 x D.130mm
  • Difficulty level: Medium Difficult (3 out of 5 stars)
  • Material: Paper
  • Age: Suitable for 12 years and up.
  • Build time: Approximately 12 hours
  • Made in Kyoto, Japan.
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What are the instructions like?

The instructions are in Japanese but they are basically a series of diagrams and are easy to follow.
If you lose your physical instructions and would like a PDF version, email us at and we would be happy to help you out!

Ready to begin?

Our Tool Kit has everything you'll need! A Cutting Mat

, Ultra-fine Curved Tweezers, 

Quick Dry Hobby Glue and a Craft Knife.

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