Hachiko the dog – a symbol of eternal loyalty.
In each of us, everyone has probably heard the story of the legendary dog Hachiko from Japan. It has been 83 years, since the day when the dog Hachiko died forever.
But the symbol of loyalty to the owner until the last breath of Hachiko has moved millions of hearts around the world. “Why wait for someone not to come back?”. The haunting lines in the 1987 film Hachiko Monogatari, are constantly tormenting, but every mention of me can not help but feel sad, sad …
The story of the dog Hachi. The loyal legend of the country of the rising sun.
In 1924, Professor Hidesaburo Ueno. The agronomist faculty of Tokyo Imperial University brought Hachi from his hometown Odeta. (in Akita prefecture, northeastern Japan). to Tokyo to live with him. Hachi is a Japanese Akita Inu dog.
Professor Ueno sees Hachi as her child and loves and takes care of Hachi wholeheartedly. Most of his spare time, Professor Ueno is spent teaching and chatting with Hachi. Both father and son had a great time and were happy together. Perhaps this is the best life for Hachi, and then the days of waiting …
And poor Hachi, as usual. I still arrive at Shibuya station at 3 pm to pick up my master’s. How many trains passed, the night gradually fell and still could not see the professor. He did not know what happened to his master, Hachi was still standing there, waiting for his master to never return.
Over the next two years, Hachi was continuously adopted by many people. However, he wisely remembers the image of his former employer. Hachi kept changing hands, but every day, he still went to Shibuya station waiting for Professor Ueno. It was not until 1927 that Kobayashi, an old professor’s gardener, took Hachi home to take care of him every day. And Hachi also has a more stable place to live …
There were times when Hachi went back to Professor Ueno’s old house. But still can’t see him. Hachi ran to the Shibuya station platform again, where he last met his master. Since then, for 9 years, 9 months, 15 days, at the Shibuya station, Hachi has been waiting in vain for the familiar figure of the professor to return in vain.
The famous dog Hachiko
Hirokichi Saito, a former student of Mr. Ueno, accidentally caught Hachi waiting for his master at the Shibuya station. He researched and recorded this touching story. Saito wrote an article in the Asahi Shimbun. One of the leading daily newspapers in Japan at that time. The story of Hachi quickly spread. The uncle became a special concern of the Japanese people. Many people from all parts of Japan don’t mind how far away they are to visit Hachi at Shibuya station.
They give him hugs and kisses to take care of Hachi. People around the station also brought food and mattresses so that he could sleep again when he was too tired from waiting. From here, Hachi is called Hachiko. The element “ko” is added to the meaning of respect in Japanese.
“You shouldn’t forget anyone you love” a line from the 2009 movie “Hachi: a dog’s tale” is probably the most complete answer to the question. “Why wait for someone not to come back?” from Hachiko Monogatari in 1987,
On March 8, 1935, the dog Hachiko died.
Hachiko’s dog after nearly a century
In April 1934, the famous sculptor Ando Teru made a bronze statue of Hachiko, a dog. This statue is located in front of the lobby of the Shibuya station. And Hachiko himself was present at the inauguration of his statue.
After that, Japan joined the 2nd world war. In the lack of wartime conditions. The image was melted down to make weapons. Fourteen years later, in 1948, the Japanese decided to restore the original statue. The sculptor Ando Teru’s son has replaced his father to take on this task. It was a bronze statue of the dog Hachiko located at present-day Shibuya Station.
Recently, on March 8, 2015, 2015. On the 90th anniversary of Professor Ueno’s death. A bronze statue depicting a dog Hachiko rejoicing to meet his master at the campus of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Tokyo. Eventually, they were reunited at the place where Professor Ueno worked and left forever.
Hachiko the dog, the eternal symbol of a dog’s loyalty.
Today, 83 years after the dog Hachiko passed away. But Hachiko’s humane and emotional story has become a symbol of Japanese culture and tourism.
In Hachi’s hometown. Odeta City, Akita Prefecture. The touching story of Hachi has awakened everyone to guard the rare Akita Inu dog. In 1931, the Akita Inu breed was declared a natural heritage of Japan. Along with that is the Akita Dog Breed Conservation Association (AKIHO). From just over 30 purebred Akita Inu dogs (including Hachi) from the 30s of last century. Today, the Akita Inu dog breed has developed in many parts of the world, including Vietnam, and is loved by the pet-loving community and wants to be owned.
The Akita-Inu Museum was built here to raise awareness of this breed, and in front of the museum is another statue of Hachiko.
Hachi’s image appears in almost everywhere in Odeta city such as sculptures, stamps, dolls, manhole covers …
Hachiko the dog, a beautiful figure in culture and art.
In 1987, Japan made the first film about the life of the dog Hachiko. The film is titled Hachiko Monogatari. By 2009, the film Hollywood (USA) starring actor Richard Gere continues to shed the tears of millions of loving hearts around the world.
Sekita, a witness who had been in Shibuya in 1948, was emotional: “from my days as an elementary school student. My teacher often told us stories about the dog Hachiko. Although I was very emotional, I tried to suppress my emotions so that I wouldn’t cry. It was at that moment. I decided to go to Shibuya station to see the statue of the legendary Hachiko. It was my first trip away from home alone. Until now, when old. I still think it’s the most special trip, to the most meaningful place ”
Dogily brand was born from the feeling with the dog Hachiko. One of Dogily’s core missions and aspirations throughout the entire life of Dogily is to bring to the Vietnamese puppy-loving community the perfect purebred Akita breed. Today’s descendants of the dog Hachiko. As well as contributing to conveying the humanistic and emotional values that dog Hachiko left behind, …