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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!

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Jonelle Patrick View All

Writing mystery books set in Tokyo is mostly what I do, but I also blog about the odd stuff I see every day in Japan. I'm a graduate of Stanford University and the Sendagaya Japanese Institute in Tokyo, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, the Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters In Crime. When I'm not in Tokyo, I live in San Francisco. I also host a travel site called The Tokyo Guide I Wish I'd Had, so if you're headed to Japan and want to check out the places I take my friends when they're in town, take a look!

9 thoughts on “The Shiba Inu Vending Machine Leave a comment

    • That IS a shiba Life Goal lol. But I super envy your family for having shibas! I’ve got family members who are super allergic to animals, so I have to visit my obsession on random shibs I meet in the park and on the street (*^ω^*)

  1. Ahahaha, that was an excellent post! You DO need to live in Japan, if you love a warm toilet seat and a convenience stores that actually sell the stuff you might need IN A HURRY after other stores close (feminine products, I’m talking to YOU). I was highly amused to discover that they also sell black funeral ties. In case of, er, sudden deaths?

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