The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Do You Know the Story of Hachikō, an Akita, Remembered for His Remarkable Loyalty to his Owner? Here is His Story - There is Also a Hearwarming Remake His Story on Netflix - " Hachi - A Dog's Tale"

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Do You Know the Story of Hachikō, an Akita, Remembered for His Remarkable Loyalty to his Owner? Here is His Story - There is Also a Hearwarming Remake His Story on Netflix - " Hachi - A Dog's Tale"

Hachikō was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate, Akita Prefecture and is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner which continued for many years after his owner's death

In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo, took in Hachikō, a golden brown Akita, as a pet. During his owner's life, Hachikō greeted him at the end of each day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting. Each day for the next nine years Hachikō awaited Ueno's return, appearing precisely when the train was due at the station.

Hachikō attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the Shibuya train station had seen Hachikō and Professor Ueno together each day. Initial reactions from the people, especially from those working at the station, were not necessarily friendly. However, after the first appearance of the article about him on October 4, 1932 in Asahi Shimbun, people started to bring Hachikō treats and food to nourish him during his wait.








The last photo ever taken of Hachikō, the dog who waited for 9 years after the death of his master outside the train station every morning until he himself passed away in 1930s.



Today, the bronze statue of the Akita dog, Hachiko, erected at the spot where he waited for his master outside the Shibuya Station, pays silent tribute to the breed's faithfulness and loyalty. A festival is also held there every April. The location is now a popular meeting point in Tokyo.


I watched, "Hachi - A Dog's Tale" on Netflix. It is a very heartwarming story that will bring you to tears.





About: Hachikō

Hachikō was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate, Akita Prefecture and is remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner which continued for many years after his owner's death. Wikipedia
Born: November 10, 1923, Akita Prefecture, Japan
Died: March 8, 1935, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

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