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Thursday, 27 September 2012

'Hachiko' The Real Dog Story

Khoirudin Joyo

'Hachiko' The Dog Story
'Hachiko' The Dog Story

In the city of Shibuya, Japan, precisely on the square east Shibuya Train Station, there is a statue of a very renowned. Not a sculpture or statue hero welcome, but the statue of a dog. It was created by Takeshi Ando in 1935 to commemorate the loyalty of a dog to his master.
Each year on April 8th at a solemn ceremony in Tokyo's Shibuya railroad station, hundreds of dog lovers do homage to the loyalty and devotion of an Akita dog, Hachiko, faithful pet of Dr. Eisaburo Ueno, a professor at Tokyo University.

Hachiko was born in Odate, Japan in November 1923, a white male Akita dog. At the age of two months, he was sent to the home of Professor Ueno of the Agricultural Department of the Tokyo University. The professor's home was in the Shibuya district of Tokyo. The professor commuted to the agricultural department in Komaba and the agricultural experimental station in Nishihara.
Winter happened in Japan. That was year so badly. All covered in snow. The air was chilled to the bone marrow makes many people reluctant to go outside and prefered to stay near the warm fireplace.
That morning, as usual, the Professor left teaching to campus. He was a professor who was very loyal to his profession. Very cold air did not make lazy to travel long distances to the campus where he teaches. Seniors were getting dusk and the increasingly fragile body was also not unreasonable to make him stay home. Hachiko Likewise, thick piles of snow everywhere not discourage loyalty tp accompany his master to go to work. With a heavy jacket and an open umbrella, Professor Ueno was off to station Shibuya with Hachiko.
Religious teaching Professor Ueno was actually not too far from where she lived. But it had become a favorite and Professor’s habit to take the train every departed and returned from university.

The train arrived on time. Accompanied by the sound of trumpets term seemed a little warm up station full of people who are waiting for it. A train crew was familiar with Professor Ueno immediately familiar screamed when the train stopped. Yes, almost every train station employee or employees were familiar with Professor Ueno and faithful dog, Hachiko. Because it had been years since he'd been a loyal customer of coal-fueled vehicles that.

After stroking the dog's affection for like two best friends, Professor raised to his usual carriage riding. Hachiko watched from the edge of the balcony to the disappearance of the professor in the train, as if he wanted to say, "I will wait for master again."

But after a while time days ago, Dr. Ueno did not return because he had suffered a stroke and died at the university. Hachiko was eighteen months old. The next day and for the next nine years, Hachiko returned to the station and waited for his beloved master before walking home, alone. Nothing and no one could discourage Hachiko from maintaining his nightly vigil. It was not until he followed his master in death, in March l934, that Hachiko failed to appear in his place at the railroad station.
Hachiko was sent to homes of relatives or friends, but he always continued to wait his master, who was never to return, at the train station.
The fidelity of Hachiko was known throughout Japan, owing to an article, "Faithful Old Dog Awaits Return of Master Dead for Seven Years" in the October 4, 1933 issue of Aashi Shinbun (Asahi News). Upon his death, newspaper stories led to the suggestion that a statue be erected in the station. Contributions the from the United States and other countries were received. Today, the statue of the Akita, Hachiko, pays silent tribute to the breed's faithfulness and loyalty. A bronze statue of Hachiko was put up at his waiting spot outside the Shibuya railroad station, which is now probably the most popular rendezvous point in Shibuya. Hachiko was mounted and stuffed and is on now on display at the Tokyo Museum of Art.

1.      Loyalty is a moral value that should be possessed by every human being. Sincere loyalty, which brought us to death.
2.      Sacrifice what we can do for our loved ones, friends, parents, and others.
3.      Human and animal dearest to each other properly, because we need each other


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