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In late November 1923, a Akita Inu puppy was born on the outskirts of the Japanese town of Odate (Akita Prefecture). Strictly speaking, he later became a puppy of this particular breed, and at that time few people thought about its name in Japan. Soon, the puppy was sent a thousand kilometers to the Tokyo suburb of Sibuy, to a new owner, Professor Eisaburo Ueno of Tokyo Imperial University. The new pet was his eighth dog and was given the name Hachi, or Hachiko (in Japanese, “hachi” denotes the number eight). Continue reading
Hachiko – the real story
The Akita Inu dog is the main character in the film Hachiko Story. Good, everyone knows, at least, the American remake of a popular Japanese film, with Richard Gere in the title role. However, not everyone knows that this is the saddest story in the world is actually real.
Indeed, there was a representative of the Akita Inu breed, named Hachiko Hatiko. He had a master — a professor and scholar, Hidesaburo Ueno, whom the dog accompanied every morning to the station, and in the evening came again to meet the master from work. Continue reading
Hachiko for the champion
Olympic champion Phenchkhana-2018 Alina Zagitova, it seems, will still receive the gift she dreamed of. This is not a foreign car or an apartment. This is a puppy of Japanese Akita breed. After the golden performance at the Olympics, Alina told me that she would like such a dog, and told her parents about it. “We’ll see how you perform at the Olympics,” the 15-year-old future champion replied at home. Continue reading