hachiko

Japanese sculptor Takeshi Ando (1923 – )

Standing in front of the Shibuya train station in Tokyo. It’s actually the second sculpture of it’s type. The first one was erected in 1934, but was melted down in the war effort. A new one was remade by Ando, the artist’s son, in 1948.
Hachikō, is an Akita. He greeted his owner at the Shibuya station every day at the exact same time. After his owner died, Hachiko continued to show up at the station every day for the next nine years. Everyone in Tokyo knows where to go if you say, “Let’s meet at Hachiko.”