maru-the-most-popular-and-possibly-cutest-dog-in-the-world-24The always dependable RocketNews 24 stalker fan Andrew Y. shot us an email about a contest that looks a lot like something we would have invented. [If we’d, cough cough, thought of it. -Ed.]

Puri-Ketsu. Quoting RN24, “(It) is a combination of the Japanese words “puri-puri,” an expression which describes something juicy and plump, and “ketsu,” which is an informal way to say “buttocks.”

So what we here is a contest for, literally, juicy plump butts. OK.

It’s all to commemorate the release of a book by Maru The Shiba Inu.

(Two things. First, isn’t the name MARU already famous? And secondly, ya missed that story, Andy pal.)

Here’s the official contest site (in English)- it runs ’til May 25.



  1. there’s got to be a way to work this into a purim-ketchup joke…

  2. murkle46 says:

    Reading the recent comments,I think this should have been included in the this post.

  3. Clairdelune says:

    lOVE IT!!!!

  4. There’s indeed only one true Maru >:3 😄

  5. I dunno-juicy butts kinda has a gross connotation to me-if ya know what I mean…