Design Inspiration // These beautiful prints are salesman's samples of kimono cloth designs. Salespeople would bring these pieces to kimono makers in order to showcase the different patterns available. With its origins as
<<=>> Utagawa Kuniyoshi one of the last great masters of the ukiyo-e style in painting and woodblock printing. Kuniyoshi’s subjects included landscape, women, kabuki actors, mythical animals and… wait for it… CATS!
Yes, these are Shiba Inus, hopefully the person who pinned this discovers Hatchi was an Akita, the most majestic of the Japanese breeds and the most aloof. "Japanese Shiba Inus, my favorite breed of dog since reading and watching the story of Hachiko.