Look, Look! “Proud Akita Dogs” – Cameras Shutter

  • 2023-12-24
  • 2023-12-24
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Thank you very much for the many submissions to the “Proud Akita Dog” photo contest held in the Akita Inu Newspaper in October and November 2023. Here are some cute and funny snaps of Akita dogs received from their owners.

Sheri (three-year-old male)

“He always sleeps unprotected with his tongue sticking out a bit. The sofa is his regular place for napping. Especially in summer, having the air conditioner breeze directly on him seems to feel good.” – (Hiromi Suzuki, Ota Ward, Tokyo)

Fukuhime (fifteen-year-old female)

“I took this photo at the Hozuki Market at Sensoji Temple, which I often visit on my walks. After visiting the temple, she looks very happy surrounded by many beautiful hozuki (Chinese-lantern plant).” – (Satomi Nishihara, Suginami-ku, Tokyo)

Maru (one-year-old female)

“I took this one on the first snowy day of the year. I like it because she was just looking at the camera and I got a cute picture!” – (Akari Chiba, Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture)

Muuta (one-year-old male)

“During a walk, he sits down to get a snack at break time and gives me a sparkling gaze. I can’t help but spoil him!” – (Kanako Ikeda, Kazuno City)

Junnosuke (one-year-old male)

“This shot was taken during a walk along the Shinjo River Cherry Blossom Road. The shower of cherry blossoms was so strong that he ended up with a face like this. Normally, he is a ‘good-looking dog’ with big bright eyes.” – (Izumi Kurata, Akita City)

Momo (three-year-old female)

“This summer’s walks were very hot. I tried to be creative and put her on cool clothes. We took a leisurely walk while watching the sunset. Now your favorite season is coming, winter, Momo!” – (Kanako Endo, Yokote City)


Kuu (left, four-year-old female) and Kaede (four-year-old female)

“I took this photo at the Halloween photo spot in front of Niseko Station in Hokkaido. The theme was Pirates of the Caribbean.” – (Yuta Kasahara, Sapporo)

*Photographs submitted will be featured in the Akita Inu Newspaper in January 2024.

>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.