In an ode to internet culture, the Dogecoin NFT community ‘Own The Doge’ is collaborating with local Japanese authorities to establish a statue of Kabosu. The iconic Shiba Inu dog, Kabosu, is known to many as the face of the viral Doge meme.
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Set to be unveiled on November 2nd in Sakura, Japan, the statue will commemorate Kabosu’s birthday. The prime location for this tribute will be Sakura Furusato Square, a spot favored by Kabosu and her owner for their leisurely walks.
The dedication of this statue is the result of enthusiastic fans who raised funds with an ambitious vision of even placing a replica on the moon.
In a recent statement, tridog of PleasrDAO, the community behind ‘Own The Doge’ NFT, expressed their ongoing commitment to the meme:
“We’ve been operating for over two years, bringing Doge to places she’s never been, including Hollywood, EDM bangers and space (The Doge NFT going on a SpaceX mission to moon),”
NFT community celebrates Doge
The community is looking forward to becoming the ultimate online hub for all Doge and meme enthusiasts. Celebrations around the statue’s unveiling are anticipated to be interactive. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Atsuko Sato, Kabosu’s owner, and those with certain NFT holdings can expect special privileges.
It’s worth noting that PleasrDAO isn’t just about memes and NFTs. The DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization) also puts a premium on philanthropy. They understand DOGE as an acronym for ‘Do Only Good Everyday’. Among their charitable endeavors, Own The Doge stands out as a leading crypto contributor to the global charity Save The Children.
Beyond this, Own The Doge is capturing the life and popularity of the meme in a documentary. This project will focus on Kabosu’s life and chronicle the ascent of the doge meme.
The origin of the doge meme can be traced back to 2010, when Atsuko Sato photographed her pet, Kabosu, for her blog. The image gained massive traction when John Monarch shared it on Reddit, bestowing upon her the now-famous moniker “doge”.
This meme, one of the pioneering phenomena in internet culture, catalyzed the creation of dogecoin in 2013. Following this, several dog-themed tokens emerged. At their zenith, these tokens boasted a market capitalization running into tens of billions.