Chihuahua-mamatero is a little dog with a big personality. He and his mom, Semba live in Saitama Prefecture, Japan and share a flare for the arts.
Semba designs elaborate cardboard cutouts for Chihuahua-mamatero and he brings them to life as her muse and model.
It began with Semba designing cute and inspirational messages to photograph Chihuahua-mamatero with for her Twitter followers, then she began to expand on her creativity with masks and costumes based on famous characters.
Semba draws most of her inspiration from Japanese playing cards, manga and anime/movie characters.
Chihuahua-mamatero’s fans and followers are amazed at Semba’s creativity and also her dog’s remarkable cooperation and patience!
No matter what the costume calls for, the little pup is always happy to help his mom realize her artistic visions.
In fact, Chihuahua-mamatero is so comfortable with his role as muse that he sometimes dozes off while in character!
— 千羽 (@myouonnin) October 15, 2016
Semba described Chihuahua-mamatero to Buzzfeed as “quiet and kind…rarely angry,” The perfect model.
Semba’s secret to getting him into character? She simply tells him to “go home” and he gladly pops his little face through mom’s latest creation.
As for which member of the imaginative duo deserves the most credit for their artistic endeavors, Semba says humbly:
“The main character is the non-moving dog, and my art skill is secondary,”
All Images via Twitter/Myouonnin
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