© Shiba no Daichi / © grape Japan These Shiba Inu Figures Will Help You Through The Hot Summer Months 2018-08-16 Thu 2018-08-16 Thu Twice a year, mostly amateur figure modelers and sculptors display and sell their latest "garage kit" creations at Wonder Festival in the Makuhari Messe convention center. Earlier this year, we covered some of the amazing creations you can find there and we were so impressed that we decided to return for the summer edition. We'll have our full coverage of the garage kits at Wonder Festival Summer 2018 in a separate article, but first, we wanted to show you some adorable shiba inu figures: Atsuiinu This summer has been particularly hot in Japan as well as many other parts of the world, and shibas, like humans, can only take so much of the heat. This cute figure by the modeling group Shiba no Daichi made a shiba spread out flat on the floor trying to stay cool, as dogs are often known to do. They call it "Atsuiinu," a play on words combining atsui, meaning "hot" and inu meaning "dog." Permission by Shiba no Daichi / @malay9mar | Photo by © grape Japan Atsuiinu comes with a cork coaster Permission by Shiba no Daichi / @malay9mar | Photo by © grape Japan And as the sign indicates, Atsuiinu can help you make a tasty cup of instant noodles as its weight keeps the lid closed after you pour in hot water. Permission by Shiba no Daichi / Ma Laygumar (@malay9mar) | Photo by © grape Japan If you want your own Atsuiinu, please follow Ma Laygumar's Twitter account to find out what event he'll show up next to sell his wares. They were selling for 1,000 JPY at Wonder Festival. Hesoten Shiba Inu Hesoten is a combination of heso, meaning belly button, and ten, meaning sky, so put together they mean: "belly up." If you love shibas, you've probably seen them like this just begging for a belly rub. These adorable hesoten shiba inu figures are the latest work by modelin group Mokei Kobo Mame Shiba. Permission by Mokei Kobo Mame Shiba / @ws_mames | Photo by © grape Japan The hesoten shibas come in three types and look great on tatami-mat coasters like these. Permission by Mokei Kobo Mame Shiba / @ws_mames | Photo by © grape Japan They also sell upright shibas which are just as cute. Permission by Mokei Kobo Mame Shiba / @ws_mames | Photo by © grape Japan If you want to get your own, please follow Mokei Kobo Mame Shiba's Twitter account here. Both upright and hesoten shiba figures were selling for 1,500 JPY. If you'd like to know more about Wonder Festival, please see their website here. By - grape Japan editorial staff. Source:© Kaiyodo Co., Ltd./ © Wonder Festival Project Office / @malay9mar / @ws_mames Tags: Figure / garage kits / Mameshiba Inu / Modeling / Mokei Kobo Mame Shiba / Shiba / Shiba Inu / Shiba no Daichi / Wonder Festival grape Japan Art These Shiba Inu Figures Will Help You Through The Hot Summer Months Related Article Father Shiba Pats His Son Like What Us Humans Do To Show Love Belly Rub Japanese Scratch And Sniff Stationery That Smells Like Shiba Inu And Cat Tummies Powerful Saiyans from Dragon Ball Films Unite in Saiyan Ultimate Battle Figure Series This Shiba Inu Does The Cutest Tricks Shiba inu’s overzealous reaction to eating natto results in dramatically cute trip to vet [VIDEO] This Shiba Loves To Be Patted – Check Out All The Faces He Make!