特集 2016年2月12日

Shiba Inu looks like bread, so I tried making "Shiba Bread"

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I think of it whenever I see Shiba Inu, that it looks like bread.

Therefore I tried making "Shiba Bread."
Writer/illustrator residing in Tama. While specializing in light-hearted illustrations and articles, he is a serious editor-in-chief at a certain publisher among others, and after having lived his hectic lifestyle, he dives back into the real world, anew.



A new pet dog arrived at my home. It is this Shiba Inu.
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His name is "Momo." He was already 9 months old, hence his size.
But what is this?
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How cute. Labradors were the only option for me when I thought of cute dogs, but isn't this Shiba Inu cute, too?
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That's Momo the Shiba Inu.
It was just my first impression, and I'm not sure if everyone can tell, but the light brown hue of this Shiba Inu
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really looks like bread.
Like freshly-toasted bread.
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This gradation from light-brown to beige looks nothing but freshly-toasted bread to me. Therefore, the only answer I ought to give like-minded souls is to try and make "Shiba Bread."
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"Huh, what is this all of a sudden?"

In other words, my plot to create a Shiba Inu from bread, whose, upon toasting it, toast hue or whatever, will give birth to the perfect composition. Since I suppose you like either Shiba Inu or bread, I wish to show everyone the outcome.
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Without further ado, I am going to craft a Shiba Inu from the lump that is this pre-cut loaf of bread (the so-called 6-sliced, or 8-sliced).
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A suitable loaf of bread they're selling around there would have been nice, but since it is relatively hard to find a whole loaf, I had to buy one at the bakery's in the end.
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Pullman Loaf. Look at his name, he seems like a sharp guy. It didn't really have to be such a serious piece of bread, though. Either way, let's just buy it for now.

So, as I give it a cut
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It looks delicious, and want to it eat it straight away. But, I mustn't. I mustn't eat it.

As I'm thinking this, Momo
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There was no hesitation in his actions.

You serious? Let's do something about it before it gets eaten.
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Well then, I would like to start making a Shiba Inu right now, but before that.
I would like everyone to know about this.
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In its default condition, the bread is still fluffy and soft because of its good yeast, so in order to sculpt it, I need to make somewhat harder. Let's toss it in the freezer
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to harden it up! Having just been bought by me and suddenly this, forgive me, bread.
So,
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A fair amount of time has passed and the dog is sound asleep for now as well,
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but as it is stored cold,
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It's perfectly as hard as I want it to be. Yet, even though it's frozen now,
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Momo took a bite at it again. This dog's crazy. When I take a good look, I get the feeling he's already licked it. But I won't let it get to me, and go all out sculpting!
いったん広告です
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First, I have prepared chisels. It's been since the arts and crafts class in elementary school. Being reunited since such a long time, gets to me, and I start crying.
And now, a simple blueprint
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Let's draw it CAD-ish by hand.

First, I ought to create the Shiba Inu's characteristic protruding nose. First with a cutter
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I make a rough cut
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I want to eat it already.
Next, I should bring out a Shiba Inu-like forehead
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I start scraping with a cutter.

Next
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I imagine the slope of a Shiba Inu's cheeks
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and start cutting with a cutter.
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And more and more bread starts coming off. I want to eat it all.
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Somehow or other, it's started looking like one. It doesn't seem Momo realizes what's being done to him.
And like that, I carve out
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easily recognizable pointed Shiba Inu ears.
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Momo seems to be taking a nap. He's taking too many naps, though.

So, let's start carving the rough whole
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more precisely.
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Flick out the nose with a knife
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Flick out the eyes with a knife
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Flick out the mouth too with a knife
Let's materialize these more detailed.

Okay, I have my outline now!
Well then, I'll explain once more:
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Toasting this until it has a well-toasted, light brown, Shiba Inu-ish colour, should give birth to "Shibu Bread"!
Without further ado, as I'm about to toss this lump in the toaster, me being in high spirits,

Oh no!!
いったん広告です
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It won't go in!!

The lump is too big and won't go in the toaster!!

How dreadful!!


It's no use, since I can only cram it in partially, I have decided to toast each part one by one.

Half
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"AAAAARGGHH!!"

The nose
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"AAAAARGGHH!!"

I ignore the bread's dying in agony, and keep toasting it in the crimson flames one by one.

Oh, I get the feeling I got it up to a nice Shiba Inu-like colour! Or is it just me?

As for the finishing touches, Shiba Inu have very distinct black eyes and a black nose, so I should scorch those severely
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Burning with something like a gas lighter.
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Please don't do this at home.

As for its tongue, I should craft something nice inside his mouth, or rather let it hang out from his mouth I feel
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Let's prepare a tongue-like ham.

And hereby I present to you the unification of Shiba Inu and bread: "Shiba Bread"
This is it!!
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Waaaoooow!
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Shibuoooooow!
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Breadoooooow!
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............

Looking from behind, all you can see is undisguised bread, but if you compare it with an actual Shiba Inu
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Well, I get the feeling they look somewhat similar! Probably!
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Either of them look like bread! Probably!

Thereupon
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facing them off,

Momo immediately,
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takes a bite at it! He's relentless! Apparently it smells pretty nice.
Momo, you'll be a cannibal if you eat this!
Momo, wait a moment!

And now as I try out this "Shiba Bread", all of a sudden!!
いったん広告です
Not listening to my commands
Momo,
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!!?
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The Shiba Bread's tongue has disappeared!!
Did he eat it!?
He's only gobbled up the ham tongue!!
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"No, I didn't"

So he says, but it's pointless to deceive me. You, and you alone are the perpetrator.
But I'll forgive him since he's a doting dog.

So, I wonder what it tastes like in the first place
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Eating this as a human being
quite in front of it
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As I take a huge bite,
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Well, tastes like bread.

But it's good. It's proper bread from a bakery after all.
But because it's shaped like a dog
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I feel a bit guilty, so it's not such a good thing.
I'm sure it would be a lot tastier if I ate it normally, but that would ruin the whole point of this article, so I don't let it get to me.

Either way, upon giving birth to this "Shiba Bread," I was able to prove that Shiba Inu and bread look alike, so it's all good.
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And hereby I hope that Momo the Shiba Inu will turn into a unique dog, so please love him as much as you can.

See you again, good night...

Yes.

The end. I hope you liked this week's "I like rice more than bread."

I hope you were able to reaffirm the charm of Shiba Inu and bread, and I would like to see you again. Goodbye.

I ate all of it, was delicious.
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