Photographer Captures Japan’s Natural Beauty Through Her Muse, A Shiba Inu

Japan is one of the most traveled countries in the world and for good reason: among some of the unique things it’s known for are their world-famous cuisine (sushi!), cute manga comics, and a highly advanced electronics scene. But one thing that is perhaps lesser-known about Japan is its stunning natural beauty, particularly its flowers that bloom in Spring. Thankfully, photographer Masayo Ishizuki (aka @issyrider) is here to capture her country’s colorful scenery, which features as the backdrop in photoshoots of Hachi, her gorgeous Shiba Inu dog.

 

 

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Much like the gorgeous florals that Hachi loves to frolic through, the Shiba Inu breed is also unique and symbolic of Japan.

 

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Ishizuki rescued her dog in January of 2017, and it looks like Hachi found a very good home (and human).

 

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There are six original Japanese dog breeds, of which the Shiba is the smallest. They were all bred before the 19th century.

 

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It looks like the rest of the world has fallen in love with him as much as Ishizuki has: Hachi now has over 18K Instagram followers.