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  • Donata Nissim

    Shibuya train station, Tokyo Japan. The famous statue of Hachiko outside the station, A dog who waited 9 years for his owner outside the station every day to come back from work after he suffered a heart attack in his work place and died :(

  • Ryan Johnson

    hachiko statue!

  • Jon Yim

    The Hachikō statue outside Shibuya Station, a dog who belonged to a Tokyo University professor in the 1920s. Every day, the professor would go to work, and every day Hachiko would meet his master at Shibuya Station to walk home with him. One day the professor suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at work and died, never meeting Hachikō at his usual time 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. They brought Hachikō treats and food to nourish him during his wait. This continued for nine years with Hachikō appearing precisely when the train was due at the station...

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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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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.

Hachiko- commemorative bronze statue was erected at Shibuya station. Crowds gather each April 8 to remember him.

At Shibuya Station in Tokyo, you'll find a monument honoring Hachiko, a Akita Inu dog who was so intensely loyal to his owner that after the man died suddenly at work, Hachinko waited at the train station every day for 12 years hoping he would come home. The Richard Gere movie "Hachi" was based on this story.

The story of Hachiko is very sad yet inspiring as well. Hachiko was found by Professor Ueno in Shibuya Station. Every day, Hachi would meet his owner at the station after work. One day, Professor Ueno had a hemorrhage and died, never to return to the station where Hachi waited. Hachiko waited for nine years at the station, and only stopped when he died. This story is about never forgetting someone you love. When I saw the movie, I teared up.

Hachiko, the loyal Akita, who walked his owner to the train station every morning and waited for him every afternoon. When his owner died one day at work Hachiko continued to return to the station every every afternoon at 4 pm waiting for his master's return for the next 10 years until his death.

Bronze statue of Hachiko in Shibuya Station, Japan - Visit and make the most of your experience in Japan!

A Lesson in Eternal Friendship & Loyalty: Hachiko with his owner Yaeko Ueno and station staff in February 1934.

Hachiko next to Professor Ueno, of the Argriculture dept of the Univ. of Tokyo. In 1924 Ueno picked the 8th born puppy of an Akita Inu litter and named him Hachi-Ko - which means 8. They walked together to the train station every morning and Hachi came back every evening to wait for Ueno - until Ueno died in May of 1925. Hachi waited for the Prof until he died March 8,1935.