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shiba inu ceramics from tetsuya iseda

Shiba Inu ceramics really exist! And they’re as adorable and cute as you can probably imagine. Succulent pots, vases, cups plates…. Artist Tetsuya Iseda can create almost anything in the shape of this incredibly populair dog.

Photo credits: Tetsuya Iseda

 

Even if you haven’t heard of the term Shiba Inu before, you might have seen the movie Hachi, with Richard Gere as main character. Although… the real main character would have to be the Shiba Inu in the movie, acting as Hachi, a famous dog in Japanese history. I’ve written about the movie Hachi before, you can read the article here. The dog became a true example of loyalty to many generations around the world, and still inspires people today. There is a statue of Hachi near Shibuya station, if you wish to visit it you need to follow the paw prints in the station, they will lead you to the statue.

shiba inu ceramics

Photo credits: Tetsuya Iseda

Shiba inu ceramics

That the dog breed is still this populair today is not only because of that movie, but also because they’re so fluffy and adorable-looking. I mean, if you look at the picture above, how can you not find it cute? Owners of Shiba Inus around the world have Instagram accounts with thousands of followers: follow @marutaro for a daily dose of cuteness.

About the artist

After graduating from Saga Prefectural Arita ceramics University, Tetsuya Iseda started making ceramics in the shape of different animals. The colors, shapes and cuteness of Shiba Inus gave him inspiration for a whole line of Shiba Inu ceramics, ranging from flower vases to pencil holders and memo holders (my personal favorites).

View more of Tetsuya Iseda’s work

Would you like to see more cute Shiba Inu creations of this artist? Please visit his blogpost at Bored Panda. If you would like to buy his artwork you can visit his Etsy page, where he not only showcases Shiba Inu’s, but also adorable corgi ceramics and vases and tableware of cats in different patterns. Prices start at 12 euros (15 dollars).

shiba inu ceramics

Photo credits: Tetsuya Iseda

shiba inu ceramics

Photo credits: Tetsuya Iseda

shiba inu ceramics

Photo credits: Tetsuya Iseda

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