Such a good doge
January 24, 2016 3:35 PM   Subscribe

If you like Shiba Inus, and you like slow-paced videos, you will love this hour-long video of a doge on a leisurely walk through a Japanese village. They visit a temple, stop for some noodles, take some photos, and create some paw print art. No dialogue, only music. No Japanese knowledge required. posted by desjardins (28 comments total) 81 users marked this as a favorite
 
That dog appears to be giving fucks at the shiba international standard rate of zero per minute. I wish I could be that chill.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:40 PM on January 24, 2016 [25 favorites]


A nice post, by the way.
posted by Wolfdog at 3:43 PM on January 24, 2016


This is everything I didn't know I needed.
posted by Lyn Never at 3:53 PM on January 24, 2016 [4 favorites]


I see we have the current answer for "WHO'S A GOOD DOGGIE?"

Such doge. Much pettings. Wow.
posted by rmd1023 at 4:07 PM on January 24, 2016 [4 favorites]


SO CUTE. the music is quite maddening though, I would probably mute it and replace it with my own playlist. The BGM is like watching an Animal Planet show on endless repeat.
posted by yueliang at 4:15 PM on January 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Lovely video! This appears to be Jindaiji Temple. Looks like a great place to spend an afternoon.
posted by naju at 4:15 PM on January 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


I know it's bad form to comment before watching the video / reading the article, but I just wanted to make a note here so I can remember to start playing this during business calls tomorrow.
posted by ardgedee at 4:18 PM on January 24, 2016 [6 favorites]


On my phone it doesn't let you watch the video:( much sadness. disappoint
posted by bleep at 4:24 PM on January 24, 2016 [11 favorites]


I should just leave that channel on all day at work. It's so lovely.
posted by chrominance at 4:37 PM on January 24, 2016


I am a major Doge fan, and as a life-long dog person (my father was deathly allergic to cats and cat hatred was one of the bigotries he tried to pass on to me), I have considered the Shiba Inu 'fad' to be a welcome break from "the cats own the Internet". I have one piece of "Doge Merchandise" (among a bunch of shirts with otters and bunnies and even vegetables... okay, and one cat), and have gotten only positive reactions wearing it, unlike some shirts that just elicit confused expressions.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:59 PM on January 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


shibes do aloof well, ayup
posted by scruss at 4:59 PM on January 24, 2016


doot doot doot doot x ∞
posted by en forme de poire at 5:55 PM on January 24, 2016


This is oddly compelling. I watched for nearly 30 minutes, even pausing the video for a bathroom break.
posted by cazoo at 5:57 PM on January 24, 2016


omg pawshake
posted by en forme de poire at 6:02 PM on January 24, 2016


ppl need to stop i'm super allergic to all other life forms and my apt doesn't allow pets :( x 1000

wait i take it back, the shibe just contemplated a hexagon, ppl need to post lots of videos :) x 1000
posted by en forme de poire at 6:04 PM on January 24, 2016


Okay. So this really is quite cool. Sometimes... you just have to watch a dog enjoying itself and giving *null* fucks.

This video is the Mutts Nutts.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 6:19 PM on January 24, 2016


i am only 5 seconds in and i already love this dog more than any human i have ever known throughout my entire life
posted by poffin boffin at 6:56 PM on January 24, 2016 [9 favorites]


The dog laying on its back is too funny.

Can someone explain the foodstuffs (1:56, 40:55)? Or the pamphlet (10:49)?
posted by kiltedtaco at 7:28 PM on January 24, 2016 [1 favorite]


Can someone explain the foodstuffs (1:56, 40:55)? Or the pamphlet (10:49)?

The things on a stick at 1:56 are dango made from mochi flour wrapped in nori seaweed I think, probably with a soy sauce flavor. Dango are pretty common street food, served both savory and sweet.

The noodles at 40:55 are soba, with the soba broth in the boxy looking thing. I'm not sure what the white stuff in the cup is, my wife (who is Japanese, but even still I think she's wrong here) thinks it's tororo--this white gooey stuff made from "mountain potato"--but I think it's too liquidy and looks like soba broth with shochu, which is a common (and awesome) way to drink it when it's cold.

The thing at 10:49 is omikuji, a fortune you get at these places basically--but see the wikipedia link for a better explanation than I could give.

Oddly enough I've actually been to this place with a (friend with a non-shiba) dog (and a bunch of other folks) and eaten and drank shochu with soba yu at that exact soba joint that person goes to. It was pretty awesome.
posted by dubitable at 7:57 PM on January 24, 2016 [7 favorites]


Another random fact, which I remember from seeing a ton of his books and merchandise on sale in a kiosk when walking around, is that Shigeru Mizuki lived there a long time so they've kind of adopted him in Chofu. He is famous for the manga GeGeGe no Kitarō. Probably more too, but that's all I'm familiar with.

Random fact that I thought you MeFites would enjoy knowing if you didn't already.
posted by dubitable at 8:08 PM on January 24, 2016


Awesome explanations.
posted by kiltedtaco at 8:12 PM on January 24, 2016


That shiba inu owns the joint in so many ways. I love the multiple visits to lovely fountain gardens and the stops to fill her small green bowl with water so she can take refreshing gulps.
posted by blucevalo at 8:49 PM on January 24, 2016 [2 favorites]


It won't let me watch. After I click on the link and click the play icon, it goes to google play store and says not available in my country.
posted by sio42 at 4:03 AM on January 25, 2016


I can't ever see "doge" without thinking of this.
posted by Barry B. Palindromer at 9:02 AM on January 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


yes, BBP, the Doge of Venice
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:39 PM on January 25, 2016


Ha! My dogs do the same little skip-hop to avoid stepping on grates (8:06).
posted by workerant at 1:50 PM on January 25, 2016


Ugh, I'm in love with this dog's perfect little fur face and how she keeps peering up to check in with her person.
posted by Squeak Attack at 2:52 PM on January 25, 2016 [1 favorite]


This is my favorite thing about Metafilter. Bringing on the thing that I had no idea I needed, but then my world is better now that it's here. Thank you!
posted by eggkeeper at 9:29 PM on January 25, 2016


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