Hachi

10 Mar

If I may, I’m going to depart from the subject for on post, because a legendary dog, Hachiko died in March 8th, 1935. I would just like to say a few words about him.

Hachiko was born in November 10th, 1923. (He lived 12 years) in Japan, Odate. He is now in Tokyo, National Science Museum of Japan.

His owner was Hidesaburo Ueno. He was an agricultural scientist, mostly known because he was the guardian of Hachiko.

Hachiko was Golden light brown with white (peach white) color on the upper face, which is most common in Akitas.

Hidesaburo Ueno adopted Hachiko as a pet in 1924. Every day Hachiko would wait for his owner at Shibuya Station until May, 1925, when the professor did not return. He suffered from Cerebral hemorrhage (brain problem) in which he died. Every day, for the next nine years, Hachi was waiting for him. At first the people who were working at the station (knew who’s dog he was) weren’t necessarily friendly, but after a while, everybody was bringing treats for him.

Hachiko was found on the street in Shibuya. In March, 2011 scientists found out what the cause of death was. He had terminal cancer and a filaria (worms). There were also for yakitori skewers found in his stomach, but they did not damage his stomach, or caused his death. His monument is in Aoyama cemetery in Minatoku, Tokyo.

In Shibuya’s railroad station, every year on April 8th Hachiko is honored with a solemn ceremony of remembrance. Hundreds of dog lovers honor his memory and loyalty.

Well, thank you, for reading this, and remembering this legendary loyal and cute dog, Hachiko. Whenever you drop by Tokyo in April, or any time, for that matter, please check out Hachiko’s statue.

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Also check out the movie: Hachi. But only for emotionally strong people, because we all know the end of it. I never saw it, I hate movies were dogs (or any animals) die. So I can’t tell you, what the movies about.

gere-hachi But it’s pretty darn cute!

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One Response to “Hachi”

  1. Angelia Barry June 25, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    Great movie! What loyalty, I cried like a baby. On a scale of one to ten tissue. I give it a whole box. 😭

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