|In my city Inzai, there is a pet shop named "PETCITY"|
The relationship between pets and their masters continues to evolve into a phenomenon that the Japanese have never experienced in their past. Let's visit a typical pet shop to see what today's situation is. Now we see the sign of the "PETCITY" in a commercial complex of my city Inzai.
|The entrance of the pet shop|
There's more to the need of dog prams. In Japan, the majority of the dogs are miniature-sized and live in big cities. These small dogs can be easity stepped upon in the crowd by careless people. In addition, some dogs are too delicate to walk on the overheated pavement during the hot summer season.
In public transport, dogs must be confined in a cage. Certain types of dog prams function as a dog cage. More and more dog masters come to find the usefulness of dog prams.
|A large space is for dog clothes.|
Today dogs are real family members. Most of the Japanese dog masters call their dogs "Uchi-no ko", literally meaning "the child of my home". As "parents", the masters try to do their best to ensure the well-being of their "children". Why not buy pretty clothes for their children.
|The clothes are for different occasions.|
There are casual clothes, sporty clothes, dress-type clothes depending on different "social" occasions.
|Mannequin dogs show how to wear dog clothes.|
One corner of the pet shop is a beauty parlor for dogs. Saturday, it seemed fully booked.
I hope you could have a glance over the master-pet relationship of Japan.