Japan loves a pop-up tent. As we move into summer season we’ll likely see them, err, pop-up, on beaches, in parks, at BBQ zones, on river banks, sports grounds, and campsites nationwide.
Actually, this is no joke. Summers in Japan can be brutal, where even cloudy days can burn the fairer skin quicker than bread left in a toaster for more than 5 mins. Added to this a nation of ladies trying their damndest to keep the porcelain look, then we begin to understand the market for the pop-up tent.
Until now, though, the pop-up tent has neglected a key segment. Pets. Seems odd that it’s taken until now. Pets, well, mostly dogs, are fussed over like new born babies in Japan. They’re adorned with every accessory, buggy, and trinket possible. And now, they can have their own pop-up tents.
Lifestyle goods provider and purveyor of the slow life, Natural Slow Inc, from today release their portable pop-up tent series for pets. Let the cuteness begin, and our hearts melt.
The tents retail at 3,996 yen. According to Natural Slow Inc, they can be set up in one second, with one touch. They pack into a pouch bag (weight 330g), and can also act as a shelter for your pets in time of disaster/emergency.
The tents also feature a side meshing (for breathability), zipper door to keep out those bugs, and come in a camouflage blue print.
Dimensions: Width 80cm / Depth 50 cm / Height 40 cm. Folded diameter: 30 cm
It looks like the tents are available on Amazon, and from the Natural Slow Inc online store.
Any expats with pets out there? Are you likely to be using one these for your pets this summer in Japan?
Web and photos: http://www.natural-slow.com/#!portable-tent-en/gdzpf