You may remember Hirotaka Hamasaki, a Nara-based art teacher and graphic designer who has a talent for extremely detailed and breathtaking chalkboard art. He recently entertained the requests of his students during the school's cultural festival to a stunning illustration of the characters from the hit anime film Your Name. Now the chalkboard art master is granting his students' wishes again, this time with chalk illustrations of scenes from My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service.

He posted the wonderful drawing to his social media accounts telling his graduating students, "I know we all get down sometimes, but take care everyone!"


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In at least the picture of Kiki's Delivery Service, which shows Kiki gleefully sailing over a port town with birds, the words "Congratulations on Graduation!" (卒業おめでとう!) can be spotted in the bottom right-hand corner, making this a charming gift to his graduating students. The Cat-Bus picture appears to be from the end of 2016, so perhaps it was a gorgeous way of saying goodbye to the year and wishing his students a happy end-of-the-year vacation. Graduation from high school marks a big change for students in Japan, so they'll definitely cherish the special effort their teacher put in to wish them well.

#catbus #studioghibli

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These aren't his first "Happy Graduation!" messages to kids, of course.

And if you aren't familiar with his work, he's even tackled some classics by Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, and Hokusai!

The Last Supper

The Great Wave off Kanagawa


Do yourself a favor and follow Hamasaki on Instagram and Twitter, where you can be treated to the same artistic joy as his students.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.