In Japanese cities, with their often compact living accommodation and dense population, pets are small and are doted upon. You’ll see them being carried protectively in their smart pet carriers.


You’ll even see them having fun at the beach:

And any smart pooch about town, needs to keep abreast of the latest fashion trends:

All of the shopping malls I visited had at least one shop devoted to pet accessories. They are worth a look even if you don’t have a pet!

Itte irasshai!