There is a doggie statue in front of Canal Plaza (our information center).
He was a brave dog because he helped firefighting when the fire breaks out in Otaru.
He was really treated kindly by not only firemen but also every local people in Otaru.
Still now, his statue has been treated very well.
Towards the Ushio Festival, he was dressed up in Japanese festival style by our tourist information staff.
On his back, there is a big letter "祭". It means festival in Japanese. Cool isn't it???