This Roasted Sweet Potato Stall In Japan Is Managed By An Adorable Shiba

We thought that we won’t ever be surprised by anything that happens in Japan anymore, but apparently there’s a shiba inu who is also the manager of a store. And a roasted sweet potato store at that.

Ken-kun is just 3 years old, and he’s already got his very own sweet potato stand.

Every time someone approaches the stand, Ken-kun pops up to greet him. That’s all he does, because the store is technically a self-service store.

Called 犬の焼き芋屋 which literally translates to “A Baked Potato Shop”, customers choose their own sweet potato from a heated white box before placing their money into a small hole.

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One roasted sweet potato costs just 100yen. You’ll have to pay exact as Ken-kun won’t be able to return your change. He’s just a dog. This cute little sign next to the stand even says “Because I’m a dog, I can’t give you change.”

If you’re feeling nice, you can always drop in a little extra change so that Ken-kun can get more treats!

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The entire stall is based on a honor system, and there’s actually really nothing stopping you from not paying.

When off-duty, Ken-kun likes to take long walks around the neighborhood.

Tips in the form of pats are always welcome! We’re 100% sure that Ken-kun won’t mind.

犬の焼き芋屋 (A Baked Potato Shop)
Address: 北海道札幌市清田区清田2条1丁目15-11 (1-chome 15-11, Kiyota-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido)

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