Japanese photographer Masayo Ishizuki aka ISSY-RIDER captures the beauty of Hitachi Seaside Park in Tsukuba, Ibaraki prefecture, through her artistic muse – Hachi, a Shiba Inu dog. With her lens, she snaps photos of Hachi posed against gorgeous floral backdrops of the millions of flowers that bloom inside the park.
Just like the iconic flowers the canine likes to frolic in, the Shibu Inu is a symbol of Japan. The Shiba is the smallest of the six original Japanese dogs (Akita Inu, Shikoku Inu, Kishu Inu, Hokkaido, and Kai Ken) which were all bred before the 19th century.
Ishizuki told Bored Panda she started taking photos of Hachi and posting them to his own Instagram page back in 2012 because as she said, “he looks really sharp in flowers and is ridiculously cute.” Well turns out his human mom isn’t the only one who thinks he’s a looker, the adorable Shiba Inu now has 18.1K Instagram followers.(Photos from boredpanda)