The statue is in memory of a dog named Hachiko, who followed his master every day when he took the train to work. One day his master didn't return home and Hachiko waited for 9 years for his master's return home. He died there waiting for him and a memorial statue was erected in 1934. The current statue dates back to 1948.
Each year on April 8, Hachiko's devotion is honored with a ceremony of remembrance at Tokyo's Shibuya station. Hundreds of dog lovers often turn out to honor his memory and loyalty.
The statue is also a famous meeting point, and you can often see hundreds of people waiting for their dates, families, friends or others around the area.
|Categories||Landmarks & Historical Places|
|Address||Shibuya Station, Tokyo (Take the hachiko exit, and the statue is right in front of the station|