You Know You`re in Japan When…

As the Clampitts get ready to close the book on Japan, I`ve been thinking about all the things that seemed odd when we arrived. And so begins the series, “You know you`re in Japan when….”

Today`s Entry:

“You know you`re in Japan when your dog is better accessorized than you are.”

I used to live by a rule stating I would never date anybody who had better hair or skinnier legs than me. There is now an amendment to my personal constitution. I will also not have a dog with better hair.




Like their human counterparts, a dog`s gotta get a little running around time. But it`s not on the way to the park.



Dog Stroller Parking at the Dog Run

Japanese dogs prefer not to jog alongside their masters. They`re all pack leaders preferring to point the way. Usually from the front basket.


After Easter and before Labor Day, please adhere to fashion rules. The dog must match the shoes.


The dog back pack allows the Master two fully functioning hands.


Don`t leave the house without the shades, shoes, and running outfit-


Or your blush and false eyelashes.


Photo by gal on the go- Linda Border

A fashion editor will cover clothing in a separate post.

Until next time, peace from the park.

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31 Responses to You Know You`re in Japan When…

  1. Lisa Cideciyan says:

    OMG that is too funny. I love the strollers at the park!


  2. Val says:

    Eyelashes and blush? Really, is that what we’ve come to?!


  3. Bob says:

    OMG, that’s insane! It must be like living amongst a horde of Paris Hilton wannabes. Ouch!


  4. hahahah lovely! I am considering doing the same for my doggies ๐Ÿ˜›


  5. Nagzilla says:

    I had to laugh at this post because one of my favorite things in Harajuku was visitingthis dog clothing store because I had no idea how big a thing it was.


  6. I actually don’t know if I should laugh or cry :’D


  7. Those are some pimped out pooches!
    Reggie refuses to wear any dog booties on principle.


  8. But he might really look sporty in the shades.


  9. Haven’t seen the dog stroller and fake eyelash, but everything else can be spotted here in Shanghai too! Amusing, isn’t it?!


  10. The Nose says:

    Crazy, Here in Kentucky we decorate our trucks. Usually with something quite telling about their owner— such as recently seen “Penicillin Kills It, Ain’t Scared Of It” , or the advice to a friend of ours- if your son is going to drive crazy and run red lights- he may want to remove his name from his back windshield. Oddly, also a lot of In Memoriam- “We Miss You Bubba 1/14/1956-8/1/2010” That kind of thing- like roving gravestones. weird.


  11. Lol…. “You know you`re in Japan when your dog is better accessorized than you are” It’s so true though and this single line making laugh all the way. Japan people is one of the most creative amazing people ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Tar-Buns says:

    I never saw this when I lived in Japan, but that was a few years ago, … you know, 20 or so.
    The few dogs I saw in my little neighborhood included one poor guy who was left outside and BARKED All. The. Time. for the second year of my stay. Drove me crazy!!!


  13. LOL And I thought Beverly Hills pet owners were shameless in this regard. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love dogs, especially mine, but she’ll never wear people-clothes, or serve dual purpose as a 90-pound purse.


  14. sweffling says:

    I’m actually a little speechless:) As long as the dogs are happy and well cared for its hilarious!


  15. I have always had the same rule about better hair. Unfortunately I did date some dogs hahaha! ouch sorry about that!


  16. I almost never comment, but i did some searching and wound
    up here You Know You`re in Japan When… | Hey from Japan- Notes
    on Moving, Emily Cannell. And I actually do have a few questions for you if you don’t mind. Could it be only me or does it give the impression like some of the responses come across like left by brain dead folks? ๐Ÿ˜› And, if you are posting on other sites, I would like to follow everything new you have to post. Would you make a list of the complete urls of your shared pages like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?


  17. juiaboc says:

    How can I get The strollers at the dog run photo?


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