As our eyes met, he knew, that I knew, that we both knew, that a dog wearing a samurai-style chonmage wig is silly to say the least.
And so, as I took his photo, with him looking so foolish, I also knew that he’d never forgive me.
Photographs from a small group of islands
“I also knew that he’d never forgive me”
So, did he bite… ernnn… I mean, did he slash you with his katana? 😀
Thankfully, no! I think the ludicrousness of his outfit had knocked all the fight out of him.
aw, man, that’s just mean! who does that do a dog?!
The owner said he also has a kimono, so in that respect, he may well have considered himself quite lucky.
You’re on a roll. Amazing photos this week how you capture what most people just walk by and not notice.
Thanks Linette. Basically, it’s a case of keeping my eyes open. And getting out a lot.
It is a bit special, isn’t it?
Great picture. I can only imagine how he’d feel if he knew that you not only took his picture, but also posted it online.
Cheers Matt. Hopefully he’ll never see it. Unless, of course, his owner has also given him a computer to go with his clothes…
I wonder maybe It will use sword instead of bite!!
You make me want to run around my city taking pictures of the beautiful and ridiculous. This is definitely on the beautifully ridiculous side of things.
Poor dog. There’s pain behind his eyes. Do you see it? I do. He looks like he’s going to cry.
Yes, I was surprised when I saw it, that’s for sure. And yeah, all joking aside, he did seem to have a ‘get me out of this situation’ look in his eyes…
Wow. Thank you for this. You have no idea how curious and excited about the world I feel when I go to your blog. I eagerly await high school graduation in two months so that I can go see the world too. By the way…has anyone ever told you your writing is just as amazing as your photos? I feel like you somehow find a way to express life in beautiful simplicity. Reminds me of A.A. Milne.
There are certainly a lot of things waiting for you Jack, and I’m happy to hear that I can add a little to your curiosity.
And thank you for the positive words. Very kind of you to say so.
I really enjoy this kind photojournalism and furthermore about the life in Japan itself. Do you mind telling me which lens you use to take all this photographs? It has a great depth of field. Thanks anyway, Lee.
Thanks Daniel. For this photo, I used the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4. A great lens.
And how lovely to see an English Bull Terrier (“Bully”) in Tokyo!
Troy Worman says
He does appear rather saddened by your complete lack of discretion.
JapÃ³n, donde hasta los perros son diferentes!!!!!