March 13, 2005

Vicious Puppy Dog Wearing Kimono in Higashi Tokyo

In my last post, I said that I would post more plum blossom pictures. But I didn't want you to lose all respect for me, so here is a picture straight from the mean, gritty streets of Tokyo. The higashi gawa. I know what you're thinking: "It's a dog wearing a kimono." But this is not just any dog, and that's no ordinary kimono. This is a Yakuza lap dog, bred for a cute face and inner rage. Don't mess with this one or he'll get loco. How do you think the first Yakuza lost his pinky finger? The colors of the kimono symbolize the owner's Yakuza gang. Next time you see a dog like this, move quickly in the opposite direction. Don't be a fool and go in for a picture like I did. Again, just for the record, the JapanWindow isn't all about flowers and cute puppies.

In case you're scratching your head wondering, let me clarify that this is just a joke. It's supposed to be funny. If you think so, then thank you. Maybe we share the same sense of humor. :) When I told my wife about this post, she said, "Really, he was a yakuza?" That confirmed my suspicion that some people might think I'm serious. But no, it's really just a picture of a cute dog wearing a kimono. I'm guilty of posting pictures of blossoms AND a cute puppy all in the same week. For those of you who are getting tired of this break from urban reality photos, I'll get back to that after the last Cherry blossom falls. In the meantime, there really is a dark, mysterious world lurking inside my blossom pictures, not to mention inside these puppy dog eyes. Look closely and you'll find it.

Next up: Rumble at the Plum Festival

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Posted by jw at March 13, 2005 03:32 PM

well, i was having a bad day until i saw the
yakuza dog. It not only made my day but every teacher at my Junior High School also had a
good laugh. thanks

Posted by: ryan at March 14, 2005 10:39 AM

That is hilarious! I would've fallen out of my chair, but I'm already sitting on the floor.

Posted by: Junicus at March 14, 2005 12:14 PM

That is some serious paper-plate face...i love her!

Posted by: meg at March 24, 2005 12:12 PM