On the 80th anniversary of the death of Hachiko, the famous dog happily reunited with its owner, established at the University of Tokyo, where the captain once taught a bronze statue on March 8.
About 500 people gathered at the opening ceremony of the statue with the image of the beloved dog and its owner, Ueno, Hidesaburo (1871-1925), professor of agricultural engineering.
“They finally reunited after 90 years. I’m happy for them,” said Marie Toya, 30, a restaurant operator Nagoya You, who was among those present.
Hachiko died of illness filarial disease in 1935, 10 years after Ueno’s death.
The statue, which depicts Hachiko jumping up to greet Ueno, who reached out to pat the dog, standing about 1.9 meters tall and weighs about 280 kilograms. It is located near the main gate of the campus of the Faculty of the University of Agriculture in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.
Hatiko believed to wait patiently for their owners to return to work every day at the Shibuya station in Tokyo for about 10 years, even after the death of Ueno (his master).