Dogs In Kimonos

Love that this pair even have the white fur wraps girls always wear with their kimonos in wintertime!

You can’t help but throw your head back and laugh in amazement when fifteen dogs parade by, dressed in Japanese formalwear. In honor of Hina Matsuri (the doll festival that happens every year at the beginning of March) the local Husky club turned up in Yoyogi Park yesterday all decked out in kimonos.

I’ve seen this club before, and one of the great regrets of my life is that I didn’t have a camera on Halloween, when they all wore superhero costumes, with capes.

Could all these dogs actually be girls?! I suspect there were crossdressers among them!

So many Huskies!

This young lady was wearing a coming-of-age model.

If you’d like to visit Yoyogi Park the next time you’re in Tokyo, directions & a map are on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had.

Jonelle Patrick is the author of the Only In Tokyo mystery seriespublished by Penguin/Intermix.

Published by Penguin/Intermix