February 16

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Snow Dog

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All kinds of great non-snowmen appeared around Tokyo after the last big dump of snow – from transforming Snow Pikachus, to Snow Shrines Dedicated To Crossdressing TV Celebs – but this one is my favorite! If you’ve ever been to Shibuya, you’ll recognize the statue of Hachiko, the faithful dog who waited at the station every day for the dead master who never returned. But isn’t it sort of cheering to see that someone built lonely old Hachi a lady friend for Valentine’s Day?

Thanks to the Bonjour Tokyo Facebook page for this great snap!

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