Hachiko’s new statue is now open to the public, and we’ve got pictures and video from our visit
Last month, we got our first peek at the brand-new statue of Hachiko, in which Japan’s most famous dog is reunited with his loving master after almost a century apart. But while Hachiko’s legendary loyalty is inspiring, we weren’t waiting 100 years to see the statue for ourselves. With the piece now installed and ...
Hachi, the Loyal Akita, waited 9 years for his master, Professor Ueno, who had died at work one day. Every day at the train station the loyal Hachiko waited...and waited...and waited. Hachi was so loyal to to the Professor, he has a statue at the exact place he waited, so in a way...Hachiko is still waiting...forever and ever still
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Given away after his master's death, Hachikō routinely escaped, returning again and again to his old home. After realizing Professor Ueno no longer lived there, he went to the train station every day waiting for his owner's return. As a permanent fixture, attracting attention of other commuters who would bring him treats and food. This continued for nine years with his appearing precisely when the train was due at the station until he died on March 8, 1935, and found on a street in Shibuya.
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