Retailers at northern Japan airport hoping new cuddly Akita dog backpacks will just take off

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AKITA — Retailers at an airport in the northern Japan prefecture of Akita are hoping to income in on the level of popularity of Akita puppies that hail from the prefecture with a line of fluffy children’s baggage designed to resemble the canines.&#13

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The original luggage are currently being marketed by outlets at the terminal of Odate-Noshiro Airport in the city of Kitaakita and elsewhere. A overall of four varieties are on sale: a beige shoulder bag, and a few backpacks whose straps appear in wine purple, blue and beige. They each measure 30 centimeters in height and 20 cm in width, and have a thickness of 15 cm, and had been created to be wearable by toddlers. They have a fluffy texture so little ones can appreciate actively playing with them on the plane.&#13

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The luggage are the third in a line of Akita doggy goods, following stuffed animals that went on sale in December 2017 and T-shirts that hit cabinets in July 2018. Shoko Sunouchi, a chief in the airport building’s general affairs division who was in charge of enhancement, modeled the dogs on a woman Akita dog named Yuri that was born at the property of her husband’s moms and dads 4 years in the past.&#13

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An first Akita pet dog backpack is revealed at Odate-Noshiro Airport in the town of Kitaakita on June 9, 2020. (Mainichi/Shuji Furukawa)
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“I took into account the sizing of its nose, the condition of its ears and other capabilities to produce a cute puppylike design and style however demo and error,” she explained.&#13

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Odate-Noshiro Airport is in close proximity to the town of Odate, the household of Akita puppies, and is also the gateway to vacationer spots such as Lake Towada and the metropolis of Hachimantai. Commonly two return flights among the airport and Tokyo operate just about every day, but owing to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the quantity of return flights was lowered to four for each 7 days until June 15. From June 16 onward, just one return flight is operating each and every working day.&#13

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“There are persons who buy them for their grandchildren, who ended up not able to return with their moms and dads to their hometown. When points settle down, I hope that travelers will choose them up, far too,” Sunouchi claimed.&#13

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The baggage, which have more than enough place to healthy about two diapers, retail for 2,970 yen each individual. They are accessible at the ANAFESTA keep on the next ground of the terminal creating, or at the terminal setting up business office when the retail outlet is not operating, as well as at the ANAFESTA retailer at Akita Airport in the city of Akita.&#13

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(Japanese primary by Shuji Furukawa, Akita Bureau)&#13