Akita Dog Tora-maru and His Three Human Friends


Tora-maru, a five-month-old Akita dog, enjoys spending time every day with the three children living with him at a temple in the city of Akita. The second of the two girls declares, “Tora-maru is cute because he’s playful.” And her little brother nods “unh” in agreement. The lively fellow is like the family’s fourth child.

(Originally published in Japanese. Created in cooperation with Cable Networks Akita.)

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