In yesterday’s post, Pat asked if that really was a dog among the window display mannequins. The question made me realize that I’ve come to see pet mannequins as a normal part of the shopping experience. They just blend in with everything else and seem so unremarkable that I can’t even remember if there are such things back home. Are there?
In any case, for today’s post I made a slightly clearer crop of yesterday’s photo, starring the dog. And then I dug through my photo archives for some more samples.
All I could find were multiple samples of the same mannequin, all taken at various Comme Ça Store locations in Kitakyushu and Fukuoka City over the last two years.
Here they are, in no particular order. First is the above-mentioned “better” crop of yesterday’s photo. I can’t really make out the pattern on its shirt, but it looks a bit like really condensed barbed wire, or a matrix of reptiles.
These next two are from the store in Canal City, a big mall in Fukuoka City. The dogs are at opposite sides of the same window display. I’m pretty sure that these are small-sized human clothes, as opposed to pet clothes.
I have a feeling the clothes were chosen primarily to fit with the colour scheme. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see someone walking their cardigan-wearing dog down the street.
A little bit noir. And photographic proof that I wasn’t making up the bit about “Comme Ça Store.”
We’ll finish off with a side view. If I was a bulldog, I don’t think I’d want to have bows—even if the are khaki—on my clothes.