Year of the dog

A statue and posters of a dog

Here is the first photo shot in anger, so to speak, of 2018. In front of a house somewhere in western Tokyo, someone has erected a private Hachiko, perhaps to memorialize a well-loved pet. The next door neighbor has put up posters advertising a detective agency. These agencies don’t actually solve crimes but are hired to sniff out the pasts of potential mates or dig up proof of two-timing.