What is Banana Dog?

Born in Japan, 2010. Banana Dog is created by artist Shohei Nishihara. Banana Dog is from a picture book that Shohei wrote for international school kids where he used to work in his early career.

Shohei reading Banana Dog to school kids (2010)

Banana Dog’s concept is “a character loved without borders”. Banana Dog was designed with the idea that a banana and a pup can be accepted by many cultures.

The first drawing of Banana Dog (2010)

Banana Dog, which are born from a magic banana tree, is a wonderful dog that has a head of a dog and a tail of a banana. Its size is about one bunch of bananas. It can be found in a warm island somewhere in the world and it lives in a magic cardboard box. Its tail is as sweet and creamy as any fruit.