The Dog Who Ran a Cigar Shop
Shiba's a native Japanese "Shiba inu" breed is the store's daytime guardian. He gets up to greet customers, looking as though he's serving the customers himself. Tourists are very excited to see Shiba and wait for him to come out and greet them.
The shop's 72 year-old owner Hisako Suzuki says that when video of Shiba hit the internet last year, he became an overnight internet sensation and visitors to the shop spiked. She said people have come from all over the world to see Shiba.
Sadly, the Suzuki Tabacco store closed on October 30th and Shiba-san too retired. Guess he just got fed up of greeting the customers over all the years. Time to spend more time with the family and relax a bit. Well done, is what we say, you have earned it ! We'll definitely miss you !