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 in 2010

As Banana Dog was created for a classroom with children from multiple countries, its 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. Each Banana Dog has an unique character. Its tail is as sweet and creamy as any fruit.

A special banana that got lots of sunlight and moonlight turns into Banana Dog.
Banana Dogs born from the same bunch becomes a family.
An island where Banana Dog is said to be found
The magic cardboard box can resist rain and wind.
Welcome inside the magic cardboard box!