Share3 Shares 3K There have been dogs throughout history that have fought in wars and crossed continents, been explorers and shown bravery that would be impressive if it had been demonstrated by a human hero.
Neither had I until we visited Tokyo. If you ever go to Japan then odds are you will hear about him. Hachiko is a national hero to the Japanese! A dog so famous there have been several movies made about him.
Even Hollywood has made a movie about Hachiko! So why is the Hachiko story so famous you may wonder? Well, I am happy you asked because here I will give you the amazing, real and very sad story about Hachiko the dog. He had looked for the perfect Akita puppy for a long time, until one of this students encouraged him to adopt Hachiko, from the Odate city in the Akita prefecture of Japan.
Hachiko, or Hachi which became his nickname, and his new owner soon became best friends. Eizaburo loved his dear dog above all and treated him as his son.
The two of them were inseparable. As Hachiko grew older, he started to see his owner off to work in the morning at the Shibuya Train Station, in central Tokyo and went to pick him up at the station in the afternoon when he returned from work.
On May 21,only two years after Hachiko was born, Hachiko was as usually sitting by the exit at Shibuya train station waiting for his dear Eizaburo. But his owner never showed up….
It turned out that Eizaburo had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died suddenly and unexpectedly while at work. Hachiko moved in with a former gardener of the Ueno family.
But throughout the rest of his ten-year-long life, he kept going to the Shibuya Train Station every morning and afternoon precisely when the train was due to enter the station.
A major Japanese newspaper reporter picked up the story of Hachiko in and published it, which led to Hachiko becoming a celebrity all over Japan. The story of the dog that never gave up gained a lot of attention also in national media, inspiring many people from all over the world to visit Hachiko at Shibuya Train Station to offer him treats.
He touched the hearts of the Japanese people and soon became their hero. Hachiko Dog Statue In Tokyo In a statue of Hachiko was unveiled at a grand ceremony in front of Shibuya train station with Hachiko himself present as the main guest.
Hachiko passed away peacefully and alone on the street near Shibuya train station on March 8, This page contains stories that have a dog or cat as a main character or one of them plays an important role in the plot.
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I write about my dogs for blogs, books, Chicken Soup for the Soul and several magazines. I’m truly lucky that I can combine my full-time work with my love of animals.