Everything here in Japan is smaller, including the dogs. There are Chihuahuas everywhere in Tokyo. They are on the street, at cafes, in someone’s bags or doggie strollers. You see them everywhere you go.
Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs. But Chihuahuas are not really dogs, are they? I believe they are more rodentia than canine, and I have absolutely nothing against rats either.
It’s just very interesting how Japanese prefer everything small (now do stop that silly smile please!) If you think about it, it makes perfect sense because they don’t have big houses here, so naturally they have to downsize everything, including their pets.
Although personally I believe Japanese have this “Kawai Complex.” They like to be cute. And it’s hard to be cute if it’s big. That’s why everything here is small, and MINI cars are so popular.
Because of this Kawai Complex, girls are expected to squeak their words in a high-pitched childlike voice and wear lots of makeup plus a smile. And boys are expected to act like Disney characters and never grow muscles.
Do you know how many boy bands and girl bands we have here? It’s just disgusting!
Many western visitors complain about the size of the toilet seats here, but the funny thing is, they always find AKB48 (the most famous girl band now) fascinating.
As for me, AKB48 is as fascinating as the toilet seats!