Umma is part of the first litter of Hokkaido Ken born in the United States (making her nisei according to the definition of the word). Her parents, Genko and Yezo, were imported to the United States in 2013 and became the foundation of the HANA (Hokkaido Association of North America) project in a joint effort with Brad Anderson, Lindsay Tompkins, and Angela An via Mr. Shigeru Kato.

Umma was born in September of 2015 and came to live with us in September of 2016, just after her first birthday. She is NIPPO registered and will be AKC/FSS registered, plus as part of the HANA project she produced her own litter in August of 2018 with Ashitaka, a red Hokkaido Ken imported from Japan. Umma had five puppies: Hatsuharu (male, brindle, living in Iowa), Akuma (male, black and tan, living in California), Tangaroa (female, brindle, living in Washington), Arashi (black and tan and brindle, living in Michigan), and Fuchi (female, red, stayed with us in Oregon).

For more information on HANA, visit their site!