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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

New Hachikō Statue Open To The Public

The new statue of Hachikō has been unveiled and is now open to the public.

According to Rocket News 24:
Last month, we got our first peek at the brand-new statue of Hachiko, in which Japan’s most famous dog is reunited with his loving master after almost a century apart. But while Hachiko’s legendary loyalty is inspiring, we weren’t waiting 100 years to see the statue for ourselves. 
With the piece now installed and open to viewing by the public, we made the trip to the campus of the University of Tokyo, and we’ve brought plenty of photos and video that we shot while looking at Hachiko through both our viewfinder and a constant stream of tears.

Hachiko’s new statue can be found on the grounds of the University of Tokyo’s agriculture campus. This isn’t because Hachiko had super intelligence to go along with his peerless commitment to owner Hidesaburo Ueno, but because Ueno was a professor of agricultural engineering with the school for more than 20 years.
Above, the more familiar statue of Hachikō outside of Shibuya Station. Photo by Armand Vaquer,

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