Faithful dog Hachiko’s sad Japan
Shibuya train station in Akita and Museum at the University of Tokyo, Japan, there is a statue of a dog head. The statue was made to represent the dog named Hachiko, which is loyal to its owner. It has become a symbol of honesty and heart in all the Japanese people.
Hachiko was born in 1923 in a farm in the city of Odate Akita. It was Professor Hidesaburo Ueno adopted and treated it
like a family member. Every day Hachiko always accompanied it to the Shibuya train station, and always waiting Prof. back from work.
Wait no comeback
In 1925, unfortunately, a professor of Hachiko died of brain stroke, which can not be returned come back to meet the family and the dog Hachiko forever. Hachiko was waiting for his master every day for 10 years, never missed a day, although it was take care of the family, Professor. It always waited anxiously when the train arrived at the station, but the wait for their master did not become a reality.
Hachiko’s loyalty gets interest from Japan
The story of a loyal dog owners receive the interest from passengers known to many Japanese people which makes them came to see the dog Hachiko train station. Passenger train and station staff who know the story of Hachiko and all emotional when I saw it not may come back to meet like this. In March 1935, 10 years of waiting for a loyal dog is found dead on the streets of the neighborhood Shibuya. Professor’s family and the staff of the train station done mourning the statue was made To commemorate its loyalty.
In 2009, the faithful dog story was described in a Hollywood film titled Hachi: A dog’s Tale Based on the true story of the dog Hachiko.
Today, a statue of a dog has been made in many places, such as Shibuya train station and Museum of Akita and its grave was near the tomb of Professor Ueno. Hachiko dog has become a symbol of loyalty for the people of Japan because of its loyalty to the owner.