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