Akita Dog Karen Makes a Heart Mark for Visitors to Senshū Park in Akita City

Guide to Japan Travel

The Akita Dog Fureai-Dokoro (“touching place”) in Senshū Park, Akita, has a rotating crew of canines that await visitors. One of them is Karen, a female with a snowy white coat. When she lies down, she sometimes arranges her front paws to make a heart mark. Some suggest that those who see this heart will have good luck. How about going to see if it’s true?

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

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