Some Other Books

This is one that was recently published by Kawate-san, a long time Kai owner and breeder. It's about a line of Kai that was well known for their excellent temperament, structure and hunting prowess. This line goes back to the renowned Yanagisawa-san's kennel. It's a shorter book, in Japanese, with not that many pictures, but interesting.


This one's a photobook by renowned photographer Mitsuaki Iwago titled 'The Dogs of Japan'. It has pictures and some commentary on all the Japanese breeds, with a few sections on the lesser known breeds like the Kawakami and Minowa Shiba as well. Great photography, lots of dogs in this book. It still seems to be relatively easy to come by.

If anyone's interested in owning a copy, feel free to contact me at and I'll figure out how much the shipping etc will cost. The second book will probably come to around 5000 yen with shipping to the US.


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