#223 Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu are a breed of dog.


They’re from ancient Japan and are one of the few ancient dog breeds still in existence.

Inu/犬 simply means dog

It’s an easy character to remember… it looks like a guy with a dog on his shoulder. Sort of.

Shiba/柴 means ‘brushwood’

That’s a type of tree or scrub thats leaves change colour in autumn.
But in old Nagano dialect ‘shiba’ meant small. So… the meaning could be a bit of both!


Shiba Inu are also the feature of an internet meme…

Much Japan. So like. Good inu.


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