Photo Stand-In for Dogs

  • 2023-07-11
  • 2023-07-11
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Now, any dog can become an Akita dog. The photo stand-in for dogs (photo) in the dog run at the Futatsui Roadside Station (Futatsui Town, Noshiro City, Akita Prefecture) has become a popular spot through posts on social media.

The photo stand-in was installed with the cooperation of the Akita Dog Preservation Society (headquartered in Odate City, Akita) when the dog run opened in 2019. The design features a red fawn and brindle Akita dog looking down on the scenery of the Futatsui district. It is modeled after their Instagram post page and has hashtags (#) such as “#道の駅ふたつい” written on it.

According to the staff at the Futatsui Roadside Station, a post earlier this spring in which a Shiba dog was transformed into an Akita dog using the photo stand-in became a hot topic on Twitter, increasing inquiries and social media posts. The staff said, “We hope you will enjoy taking pictures of your dogs in various expressions.” The dog run is open 24 hours a day and requires no application.

>Where Dogs Connect Akita and the World

Where Dogs Connect Akita and the World

Akita Inu (dogs), with their fluffy coat, round eyes, and an adorable tail that curls up, are now famous worldwide. Akita dogs have a strong body and are best known for their loyal personality. The number of Akita dogs raised overseas continues to increase. In Akita Prefecture, the Akita dog's birthplace, there is an active movement to utilize them for tourism promotion. Akita Sakigake Shimpo, entitled "Akitainu News," will circulate various domestic and international information about Akita dogs. The goal is to connect the world and Akita through Akita dogs.