Tuesday, January 22, 2008
a cat would've just moved on
This bronze statue outside Shibuya station is said to be one of the most popular meeting places in the world. It's of Hachiko, an Akita famous for accompanying his master to and from the train station every day for about a year sometime in the 1920s. One day Hachiko's master failed to return, having died at the office, and so Hachiko was left waiting at the station, where he remained, waiting and waiting, for nearly 10 years, until he himself died. (It's a sad story really... ) A children's book about Hachiko was published in the U.S. in 2004 and apparently a movie is coming out soon starring Richard Gere.