• 2023-08-16
  • 2023-08-16

“Offline Meetup” – 20 Akita Dogs Gather by the Shores of Lake Tazawa

The “Fluffy Offline Meetup in Lake Tazawa” for Akita dog lovers took place at the parking lot of Tazawako Kyoei Palace, a restaurant and souvenir shop on the shores of Lake Tazawa in Semboku, Akita Prefecture, on July 2nd. Participants deepened their friendship through dog introductions and races. The event […]

  • 2023-07-07
  • 2023-07-05

“Ah-Man” Bread Was Born in Response to Fan’s Voice

Jiro 310, a bakery in Hiromote, Akita City, has been selling cream buns in the shape of “Ah-Man,” a local character featuring an Akita dog, since May 2023. It all started when a store customer posted on Instagram that they wanted to try Ah-Man’s character bread. Bread production chief Shigemasa […]

  • 2023-07-05
  • 2023-07-05

Akita Dog Mother and Her Daughter Welcome Guests at Furusawa Onsen

Furusawa Onsen in Azaniizuna, Odate City, Akita Prefecture, is a hot springs inn where two Akita dogs, Haru (six years old) and her daughter Hana (five years old), greet the guests. Spending time with Haru and Hana while conversing with hotel staff and enjoying good hot springs or dishes will […]

>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.