The Shiba Inu Vending Machine

 

Finally! A series of shiba inu gachagacha toys made by an artist who understands that these devilish dogs are not just unbearably adorable, they come packed with a level of eccentric that makes eel-flavored ice cream look like vanilla.

What other dog would become more beloved for sticking its head where it doesn’t belong and just plain REFUSING? (Thank you to @toocutetobear for the epic nope photo)

“Stuck in a Brick Wall Shiba” learned everything he knows from my friend Yuri’s dog

“Block Wall Stuck Shiba” gets into a tight spot at the Tomb of the Untold Stories.

“Shoji Screen Stuck Shiba” is a proud destroyer of paper windows (Thanks to my friend Kaori, of Yokomura Eco-Lodge, who made the awesome colored shoji screen in the background.)

“Stuck in a Painting Shiba” manages to look as pleased as the original

And “Stuck in a Donut Shiba” is the happiest of all

This series may be sold out by the time you’re next in Tokyo, but there will be plenty more to take its place! If you’d like to discover the latest, greatest, gachagacha, a guide to the best gachapon hunting spots in Tokyo (with maps!) is on my travel blog, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. Happy hunting!

When not spending all her laundry coins on shiba inu toys, Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Tokyo

For nine years, Tokyo Detective Kenji Nakamura thought his mother’s death was an accident. Then he gets a call, and his life begins to unravel. Because if it wasn’t an accident…what was it? Read more