The story all begins in 1924 when a teacher of Japanese Imperial University brought home a two-month-old ‘Akita’ young doggie, known for most importantly for their dedication to their proprietors.
The Eighth Prince: Hachiko
Dr. Ueno named the little mutt Hachiko. “Hachi” signifies 8 in Japanese and alludes to the way that he was the eighth doggie to be conceived from his litter. “Ko” signifies duke or sovereign. So in English, his name could be interpreted as “The eighth Prince”!
Hachiko made an incredible bond with his new proprietor. Akitas are huge pooches and weigh to be more than ninety pounds. This large and beautiful white pooch went with Dr. Ueno to the Shibuya train station every morning, where Dr. Ueno would bid farewell to Hachiko and head to the college.
Like every other day, when Dr. Ueno returned home Hachiko would hang tight for him at the train station and the two would return home together. Who wouldn’t have any desire to have such an astonishing bond with their canine?
May 21, 1925 – the day began to like some other day for the pair, the time that turned a story of love into one of the catastrophes. As usual morning, Professor Ueno left Hachiko at Shibuya Station. Sadly, when Hachiko came back to the Station at night, his lord was mysteriously absent. Though Hachiko persistently waited, Dr. Ueno never appeared.
Dr. Ueno had passed on from a stroke prior that day.
Akitas are faithful mutts and don’t adapt easily to a new environment. Hachiko was sent away to another region of Japan where there were relatives of Dr. Ueno who could deal with him with care. Since Hachiko spent at a place with Dr. Ueno for barely a year, they most likely trusted that the Akita would make another family with them. However, the devoted canine fled from the family and came back to the train station to sit tight for his lord. The family understood that they couldn’t keep the huge Akita from making a beeline for Shibuya Station every day, so they offered Hachiko to Dr. Ueno’s old cultivator who still lived in the territory.
Each night Hachiko would come back to Shibuya Station and wait for Dr. Ueno to get off the six-o’clock train. What’s more, consistently, Hachiko was baffled. In any case, he never missed a day of trusting that his lord would come back to him.
A famous Japanese paper reporter grabbed the story of the dedicated canine in 1932 and distributed it, turning Hachiko into a superstar all over Japan, and an image of faithfulness.
People began calling him “Chuken-Hachiko”, which signifies “Hachiko – the faithful dog”.
The tale of the dog that never surrendered increased a great deal of consideration in national media, rousing numerous individuals from everywhere throughout the world to visit Hachiko at Shibuya Train Station. He even made it to Hollywood in “Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale”.