A tale about a famous meeting
Some of the Akita fanciers
in America are drawn to the Goromaru Line and others to the Kongo line.
Goromaru-Go and Kongo-Go met at an Akikyo show held in Tokyo.
Goromaru-Go having produced
many famous Akitas was invited to many shows throughout Japan. Kongo-Go
was then one of the top Akitas in the country. He was a silvery Goma (sesame)
colored dog, a sleek city prince. Goromaru was a pinto and a country
The show was judged by Mr
Ryonosuke Hiraizumi and Mrs Joan M Linderman. The two dogs were shown at
the center of the ring which is the way they always are shown in Japan.
(The face-off position >>)
Mr Hashimoto, the handler of Kongo, threw his hat in the air several
times and each time Kongo would stand on his hind legs.
Mr Funakoshi, the handler of Goromaru, advanced him one step towards
Kongo, then another. Both Akitas squared off, each staring each other in
the eyes. Then suddenly, Kongo backed off and the match was decided.