Unique and Cute! – Four Goods with an Akita Dog and Edamame Illustration

  • 2020-10-05
  • 2020-10-04
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Look! A red-haired Akita dog is peeking its head out from behind an edamame! Akita Inu Tourism of Destination Management Organizations (DMO) produces a set of items adorned with cute Akita dog illustrations. Four municipalities, including Odate City, organize the DMO.

The set consists of 4 items: a tote bag, a memo pad, a transparent file, and a notebook. The product set is named “Kodawari-Akita-Mofumofu-Set” and is available for purchase at their official website.

DMO is working on developing an array of specialty products using locally produced edamame. It has commercialized unique snacks, soft-serve ice cream, and craft beer using edamame. Of the four items included in the set, the notebooks have pieces of information about Akita dogs. A DMO employee with small children proposed the idea, saying, “I thought it would interest children.”

The four goods are not sold separately but are available as a set. The price is 3,000 yen (excluding tax).

>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.