It’s pub day for Taka-chan and I! Taka-chan is the story of a dog, Runcible, who somehow digs his way from a beach in Cape Cod to the coast of Japan. There he meets Taka-chan, a young girl imprisoned by a sea dragon because her father and the the other fishermen no longer give proper respect and rice balls to sea dragons. Runcible, ever a loyal Weimaraner, decides that we will help Taka-chan complete the sea dragon’s task and gain her freedom. Betty Jean Lifton, who wrote the text, and Eikoh Hosoe, a renowned Japanese photographer, worked together to create this wonderful children’s book (originally published in 1967), and we wanted to share the above image from the meeting of Runcible and Taka-chan.