The Japanese really love to dress up their dogs! This Shibuya toy poodle wears a blue jeans skirt and a colorful shirt under a turquoise jacket. Of course its coat is clipped and there might even be a hint of ginger hair dye present. These canines are status symbols here, after all.
This unfortunate dog was tied to a post opposite of a supermarket in Shimo-Kitazawa. He was missing his owner and howling all the time while no one was paying attention to him. Note that pretty much no Japanese dog owner would let his dog go out naked, this fair-furred Akita Inu was wearing a blue vest.
The Japanese really are crazy for pets. For many a cat or a dog not only seems to be some kind of status symbol, but also a substitute for a kid. So it is no surprise to see how pamered pets are in public. This Japanese Akita Inu dog is apparently enjoying the ride in his stroller, but wouldn’t walking the dog be more sensible…?