"*IDENTITY OF HACHIKOハチ公?, *
November 10, 1923–March 8, 1935), known in Japanese as chūken Hachikō (忠犬ハチ公?, "faithful dog Hachikō" ('hachi' meaning 'eight', a number referring to the dog's birth order in the litter, and 'kō,' meaning prince or duke), was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate,Akita Prefecture, remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner, even many years after his owner's death.
*LIFE OF HACHIKO*
In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyotook in Hachikō as a pet. During his owner's life Hachikō greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting. Every day for the next nine years the golden brown Akita waited at Shibuya station.
Hachikō was given away after his master's death, but he routinely escaped, returning again and again to his old home. Eventually, Hachikō apparently realized that Professor Ueno no longer lived at the house. So he went to look for his master at the train station where he had accompanied him so many times before. Each day, Hachikō waited for the return of his owner.
The permanent fixture at the train station that was 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.
That same year, one of Ueno's students (who had become an amateur expert on the Akitabreed) saw the dog at the station and followed him to the Kobayashi home (the home of the former gardener of Professor Ueno — Kikuzaboro Kobayashi) where he learned the history of Hachikō's life. Shortly after this meeting, the former student published a documented census of Akitas in Japan. His research found only 30 purebred Akitas remaining, including Hachikō from Shibuya Station.
He returned frequently to visit the dog and over the years published several articles about Hachikō's remarkable loyalty. In 1932 one of these articles, published in Tokyo Asahi Shimbun, threw the dog into the national spotlight. Hachikō became a national sensation. His faithfulness to his master's memory impressed the people of Japan as a spirit of family loyalty all should strive to achieve. Teachers and parents used Hachikō's vigil as an example for children to follow. A well-known Japanese artist rendered a sculpture of the dog, and throughout the country a new awareness of the Akita breed grew.
Eventually, Hachiko's legendary faithfulness became a national symbol of loyalty.
* DEATH OF HACHIKO*
The commemorative statue of Hachikō inShibuya.
In April 1934, a bronze statue in his likeness was erected at Shibuya Station and Hachikō himself was present at its unveiling. The statue was recycled for the war effort during World War II. In 1948 The Society for Recreating the Hachikō Statue commissioned Takeshi Ando, son of the original artist who had since died, to make a second statue. The new statue, which was erected in August 1948, still stands and is an extremely popular meeting spot. The station entrance near this statue is named "Hachikō-guchi", meaning "The Hachikō Exit", and is one of Shibuya Station's five exits.
The Japan Times played a practical joke on readers by reporting that the bronze statue was stolen a little before 2AM on April 1, 2007, by "suspected metal thieves". The false story told a very detailed account of an elaborate theft by men wearing khaki workers' uniforms who secured the area with orange safety cones and obscured the theft with blue vinyl tarps. The "crime" was allegedly recorded on security cameras.
A similar statue stands in Hachikō's hometown, in front of Ōdate Station. In 2004, a new statue of Hachikō was erected on the original stone pedestal from Shibuya in front of the Akita Dog Museum in Odate
Each year on April 8, Hachikō's devotion is honored with a solemn ceremony of remembrance at Tokyo's Shibuya railroad station. Hundreds of dog lovers often turn out to honor his memoryand loyalty."
bagaimana dier stay kat stesen kereta api tue..even tuan dier dah xde tapi dier setia tunggu ntuk beberapa tahun bagi bertemu tuan tapi... T_T
orang yg berada disekeliling nye memang sdeyh aw...
warghhh..seyes tadi aku nanges aw lihat anjing uh...
dah tua dan lemah tapi gagah lai untuk menunggu tuannye...
andai aku dapat binatang peliharaan seperti itu memang aku akan belai dier selembut2 nyee...
binatang tahu nak hargai manusia...
adakah manusia di luar sana mampu menjadi seperti Hachiko..
menjadi SETIA dan TAAT??
belajar lah seperti sikap Hachiko ini iaitu setia..
kisah ini memang suatu gambaran yang begitu baik sekali..
aku amat kagum sekali....
kisah ni aku credit kan untuk WIKIPEDIA .. :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hachik%C5%8D