#249 Hachiko

A dog called Hachiko/ハチ公 was born in Akita in 1923.

He was eighth in the litter – hachi means eight. 
Ko/公
means prince or duke.

Hachiko (1)

He was an Akita breed and his owner was a scientist from the university of Tokyo.

He used to meet his owner at Shibuya station everyday after work.

Even after the owner died, Hachiko still went to the station at the same time for nine whole years.

hachiko

There’s now a statue erected outside Shibuya station and it is a popular meeting spot for friends.

This story has been made into a few movies, most recently the Hollywood movie Hachi.

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