Studio Ghibli producer Suzuki Toshio has released a video message for children who are staying at home due to school closures.
Schools in Japan as well as all over the world have been closed in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. To cheer up those children staying at home, the Nagoya Board of Education launched a special website.
In the video uploaded onto the website, Suzuki, who is from Nagoya City, gives a lecture on how to draw 'Totoro' from 'My Neighbor Totoro.' At the end, he states, "You can do this at home. Everyone, please draw pictures."
You can also see video messages by others, such as Karina and Suda Akari (SKE48), on the special website.