Japanese Boy and His Dog are the Most Adorable Thing Ever

Japan has a well-earned reputation as the land of cute. Everything from its mascots to its pop stars have been carefully engineered from the ground up to make you push in your cheeks and say “Awww!”

But that cuteness isn’t always designed by a company or committee; sometimes it just happens on its own. Just take a look at the Instagram account “Ayasakai.”

The account follows a pretty basic formula: pictures of a young boy (Tasuku) and his French bulldog friend (Muu), both based in Tokyo. But it’s hard to convey in words just how darn cute they both are.

Ayasakai updates pretty regularly with snapshots of the family’s everyday life, from the two watching TV together, to a day out at the park, to napping together at home.

Just check out a few pictures from the feed:










And once again, our stellar illustrator Aya has whipped up some desktop backgrounds (and an animated GIF) for your enjoyment:

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You can follow Ayasakai on Instagram or check out the Facebook page for more.

  • http://twitter.com/Kamijou_Toumad Tony

    Wow, that was really cute.

  • Meg

    Wow, Hashi. When you’re right, you’re right! X//D


    Gets cool Tofugu wallpapers. Only in 16:10 format. T_T*

  • http://www.facebook.com/YeOldTshirtGuy Felix Nelson

    It’s Kid Gohan.

  • http://twitter.com/KillingJar_89 Gianmarco Russo

    Kawaisa at its best.


    aya is awesome!! i love her artwork.
    tofugu is too. love your blog.


  • Miss N’Donna

    I love this pair – they are so adorable together. The wallpaper is so cute!

  • Tora.Silver

    The sounds I made were not human.

  • psique

    This is so cute, awww…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=634413797 Lessa Traboco

    The cuteness is just too much! ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

  • Clip

    I enjoy your posts. The very special bond between child and dog is precious. Thank you and please don’t quit.