Four-legged mini-humans, or the Japanese urban dog
January 20, 2013 by sevenbrane
While everyone has already seen a dog that was wearing a cover in rainy or cold weather, in urban Japan, dog-wear is not a matter of temperature, but a matter of fashion. Just like humans don’t go out naked, the four-legged mini-human friends go out dressed and with their hair done. A dog in its natural state is hard to come by in Tokyo. And the choices for the fashion-conscious dog are endless. From a mere T-shirt to a full-blown outfit with several pieces, everything can be found. And, hey, you’re in luck: because it’s dog fashion week! Ueno Park is a great place for dog watching if you want to hone your fashion sense for dogs. Looking around, you will quickly notice that the Japanese urban dog is not necessarily expected to walk on his own legs for his daily airing: a variety of dog-strollers is at their service. In short, any convenience a human baby could enjoy is also enjoyed by those furry little friends. They are taken to the park to be proudly showed off to whoever cares to look, and dog owners knowledgeably check out each others dog gear.