The only thing in all of Japan that might be cuter than huskies in kimonos is a parade of shiba inus in kimono.
Shibas are well-known for making like the Petrified Forest and refusing to budge until even the tiniest hint of humiliating costumery is removed, but the noble beasts I caught making their first shrine visit of the year were anything but embarrassed to be promenading down the street in their new year’s finery.
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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had