Here is “Wassao”, he is one of the most famous dogs in Japan.

A pure bread Akita he was found as a young puppy abandoned at the local fishing port in Agigasawa, Aomori prefecture.

How could somebody abandon such a beauty?


His owner runs a little squid shack by the main road and somebody who visited the shack noticed the dog and wrote a blog about him. From that one blogger he became a famous icon of Aomori and grew to stardom.

Wassao's Squid Shop




Wassao's squid shop

He now has his own block buster movie dedicated to him, which comes hand in hand with thousands of `Wassao’ merchandise.

My Wassao folder

When I visited him he was swarmed with a bus load of onlookers but he lies peacefully in his little house un-affected by all the staring and photographs, a true celeb.

Wassao at his gaff!

The Japanese adore him because they say he is ‘busu-kawa’ (busu=ugly, kawaii=cute), he is not ugly one bit in my opinion, for some reason they think he is both ugly and cute but either way we all love him.


Sleepin Fluff Pupp "Wassao"




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