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Monday, November 05, 2012

Akita Dogs

秋田犬

Akita, in northern Japan, is known for its fine sake, excellent rice and a breed of dog known as the Akita inu.

Akita Dog

Somewhat similar to the husky, the most famous Akita was Hachiko, who waited for his master outside Shibuya Station in 1920s Tokyo, even after the dog's owner had died.

The town of Odate in the north of the prefecture has an Akita Inu Museum dedicated to the breed.

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