If you imagine spending your sunset years surrounded by stunning nature and with your best friend by your side, you’re not alone!

Japanese photographer Yasuto took a series of heartwarming and wholesome photos of his grandmother and her dog, a Shiba Inu. And in the background—the jaw-droppingly gorgeous landscape that the Land of the Rising Sun is known for.

Scroll down for Yasuto’s amazing photos and upvote your faves. Let us know what you think of them in the comments below. And for all of you feline lovers out there, when you’re done with this article, check out Bored Panda’s post about the Meow Meow Temple in Japan that’s full of cats. Yes, Japan is that awesome.

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Beater Medina
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4 months ago

my heart is melting! they're both adorable.

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Katarina Stojic
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4 months ago

Love this one!

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Weim Central
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4 months ago

Their smiles are lovely!

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Photographer Yasuto captured the friendship between his grandmother and her dog during different seasons. So the backdrop is spectacularly vibrant and different in every shot.

The photographer stated on Twitter that he regretted never having the chance to take photos of his grandfather. Which is why he made sure to snap lots of pics of his grandma! Incredibly wholesome, don’t you agree?

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Kathleen Abregana
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4 months ago

F4!!!

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Anne McLeod
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4 months ago

What a beautiful photo, is that Sakura in the background x.

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Pillowhead
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4 months ago

I like her sewing machine

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For those of you who have always wanted to visit Japan and went starry-eyed at the sight of cherry blossoms in the pics (just like I did), you can find the forecast right here. At the time of writing, the forecast for sakura to bloom in Tokyo was between the 18th and the 26th of March.

And for those of you who couldn’t take your eyes off the Shiba Inu (just like me, again), you’re probably wondering what they’re like to raise.

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Mauve Mouse
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4 months ago

I can't decide which is more adorable!

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Annette Christopherson
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3 months ago

Sunny smiles.

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Glenn Lucas
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3 months ago

The composition is incredible...

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According to Shiba Shake (who, as their name suggests, are madly in love with these dogs), Shiba Inu are very independent and very clean. In fact, they’re more akin to cattos than doggos!

They’re easy to toilet train. They’re also excellent guard dogs. They’re as graceful as elves. And as energetic as hobbits. Or five-year-olds who ate too much candy. What’s more, Shiba Inu are incredibly bright, learn commands quickly, and have a larger than life personality! If this dog-cat hybrid sounds too perfect, you’re right. Shiba Inu can be very stubborn, a tad manipulative, and can be prone to fits of drama.

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反社会的 (STREAM EGO)
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4 months ago

this is literally so wholesome :)

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Sharon Dwan
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4 months ago

Beautiful frame of love

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Annette Christopherson
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3 months ago

The long road home.

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Meyer Caline
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3 months ago

いちょう+しばけん=great

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Keesha Knight
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4 months ago

I love his smile

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Mikaela Boentaran
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3 months ago

Im feeling peaceful just looking at this photo

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Helen Haley
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3 months ago

I'm going to boop your nose.

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cynthia burke
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4 months ago

I'm about to cry. You're photos make me miss my grandmother's, especially my great grandmother. Can I borrow your grandma, along with her Shiba? I have a Shiba she can play with. They can be friends.

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satan hears a scream
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4 months ago (edited)

the perspective in these photos are amazing! well done. your subjects are also very cute

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Joe B (Bari)
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3 months ago

This looks just like a movie poster.

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Helen Haley
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3 months ago

Nose snuggles!

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cynthia burke
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4 months ago

Oh, so beautiful! Cherish your Grandmother and her precious Shiba. Lots of love in your pictures.

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TUBLOVER3
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3 months ago

What are those exquisite flowers ?

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Mikaela Boentaran
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3 months ago

This is love...

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Jaya D
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3 months ago

Wow

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Weim Central
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4 months ago

This composition is perfect!

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Kathy Baylis
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4 months ago

That is a very contented pup, who just loves the calm and peaceful life with grandma.

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Helen Haley
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3 months ago

I will protect you from the fluffy red things.

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Gr8Gramma2-4
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3 months ago

The flowers are stunningly beautiful in these photos! Grandma and Shiba are adorably cute!

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Judith Andersen
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3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful photos, both of the countryside, dog and, of course, your grandmother.

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LA Brinna Worthy
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3 months ago

Awesome pics!

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