The Real Hachiko 45

Many people have seen the statue of Hachiko in Shibuya.  What many people don’t know is that the real Hachiko is in the National Science Museum in Ueno. 

Hachiko at Shibuya

The real Hachiko at the National Science Museum in Ueno

45 thoughts on “The Real Hachiko

  1. Reply eks Dec 4,2009 9:51 PM

    maybe he deserved a proper bury rather than a side show?

  2. Reply eks Dec 4,2009 9:51 PM

    eks :

    maybe he deserved a proper burial rather than a side show?

  3. Reply ijustwatchedthemovie Jan 5,2010 6:33 AM

    you’re right.. he should be buried…then they should make a replica…

  4. Reply SadStory Feb 5,2010 12:34 PM

    This is one of the saddest stories I have ever heard, I pray that there is a heaven and that Hachiko has been re-united with his master.

  5. Reply salma Feb 11,2010 5:23 AM

    this so stupied why would they stuff this amazing dog. they should be ashmed. this is an historic dog that should be buried not stuffed.

  6. Reply weekender Feb 20,2010 2:45 PM

    yes, maybe we can all make a petition so he can be finally burried, even if it’s just a material thing…

  7. Reply SMAMS Feb 22,2010 7:09 PM

    This is disgusting, This amazing dog deserves to be in peace under the grown right next to his owner/lover. Its sad to see him with his eyes open looking all alive waiting for the day to be reunited with his best friend. I would never wish this for my dog.

  8. Reply mike spitzer Mar 13,2010 7:59 PM

    Hachiko’s bones are buried in a corner of his master’s gravesite. His hide is what you see mounted in the museum. The taxidermists mounted Hachiko’s hide over a framework since his bones were put to rest with is master.

  9. Reply Gary Sundermeyer Mar 15,2010 1:52 PM

    Here is a article about a sheep dog in Montana with a very similar story. Enjoy!!!

    http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/4367

  10. Reply Mariessa Lyall Mar 15,2010 5:00 PM

    If anyone has watched the story about Hachiko the faithful, could u please sign this at http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/petition-sign.cgi?Hachiko his body has been stuffed and on display since 1930s. The dog waited at the train station for his master for 9 years after his master died. i have just watched the movie and it really got me filling up xxxxxxxxxx

  11. Reply eileen Mar 20,2010 10:28 AM

    i reallydont think that the dog should be buried next to his owner i mean his whole body like the skin and fur ! and not stuffed !! that made me mad that they did that the dog waited 9 years it atleast has to be buried next to his owner not stuffed !!!!!!!

  12. Reply Mistery Mar 23,2010 2:00 PM

    Tbh i agree with you all i think they should of just made a fake one and put it in the musem so you could see what he looks like but not the real thing ! and i reallyy want to find out more so thinking about travelling to Japan to find out more i would like there to be more information on this amazing and incrediable dog.

  13. Reply rftr Mar 27,2010 10:37 AM

    i feel bad that they did that it’s so iresponible i can’t belive they did that!

  14. Reply tornillio Apr 1,2010 8:11 PM

    dumb asses, they stuffed trigger too. so stop your crying :(

  15. Reply Anonymous Apr 2,2010 10:41 PM

    its just like the dog from the movie hachiko oh he is wow but its not him its the same story of him but not the dog

  16. Reply Alex Apr 7,2010 4:27 PM

    amazing story, ive watched the film twice in 2 days and couldnt stop crying .. amazing dog.

  17. Reply Alex Apr 7,2010 4:29 PM

    and i would like to travel to Japan and visit where Hachiko used to wait for his master and visit the museum .

  18. Reply Maureen Apr 11,2010 1:02 AM

    The first time I watched this movie I cried my eyes out. I agree he should be buried next to his master only his bones were buried there. They can always make one that looks just like him. I am a lover of animals I just lost my Prince a year ago he was 16 years old I have his ashes. I have watched this movie at least 7 times now. We can all learn from this amazing dog.

  19. Reply Anonymous Apr 24,2010 3:40 PM

    It’s Not Fair. He’s Been Waiting At That Station For 9 Years. And Just When He Has The Chance To Be Reunited With His Master In Heaven, They Stuff His Body!. The Expression On His Face, He’s Still Waiting For His Best Friend!. I’m Sure He And All Of Us Will Be Much Happier If His Bones And Body Were Buried With His Master!. RIP Hatchiko. May You Freely Race Around In Heavens Gates With Youre Master xxxxxx

  20. Reply Katie Apr 25,2010 3:14 PM

    This is SOOOOOO mean they should have BURIED him not STUFFED him!!!!!!!!! I HATE THOSE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!! That dog deserves SOOO much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Reply Anonymous May 1,2010 1:12 AM

    i agree… He should be buried beside his beloved master… So that his physical body can now go to rest after the long with his master…. I just pray he was already reunited with his master in heaven for his long wait to be rewarded…. Love you hachi….

  22. Reply michelle May 1,2010 1:14 AM

    i agree… He should be buried beside his beloved master… So that his physical body can now go to rest after the long with his master…. I just pray he was already reunited with his master in heaven for his long wait to be rewarded…. Love you hachi…. Were all proud of your undying and unconditional love…

  23. Reply michelle May 1,2010 1:14 AM

    i agree… He should be buried beside his beloved master… So that his physical body can now go to rest after the long with his master…. I just pray he was already reunited with his master in heaven for his long wait to be rewarded…. Love you…Were all proud of your undying and unconditional love…

  24. Reply Peter May 3,2010 6:00 AM

    What a bunch of whiney crybabies. The dog’s bones are buried in the Japanese tradition beside his owner, a bronze statue is THE central marker in a major public space named after him, and the dog himself (not a synthetic replica, the One-And-Only real thing) has Pride of Place in the NATIONAL MUSEUM!! In most countries you (people, not dogs) have to do major-hero stuff to get half that much recognition.

    In terms of Canine legacy, it just doesn’t get any better.

  25. Reply Kim May 6,2010 3:07 PM

    Hachi is a dog that will never be forgotten. When I saw pictures of him I could see his sad eyes waiting for his owner for whole 9 years. This is a unique event that rarely would happen again. I remember my own dog I had since I was born who always guarded me for whoever came into my room where I slept in my bed damper. I will never forget. I wish you all happiness in heaven and that you both get the best moments ever, Hachiko.

  26. Reply isabel May 7,2010 12:23 PM

    i think that they should burie the dog not have it there who ever did that is one zaco bitch

  27. Reply isabel May 7,2010 12:25 PM

    i think that who ever did gthis is one phsyzo bitch and that dog should be left alone and let it have a peaceful life

  28. Reply virginia newman May 10,2010 1:25 PM

    hachiko was just an amazing dog he cared so much about his owner i’ll never forget this story i know how much he missed his owner so if you want to see the true story movie about him go to block buster and buy the movie and wach it when i wached it it was a sad and amazing movie

  29. Reply virginia newman May 10,2010 4:51 PM

    i cant beleive that those people would stuff him he needs to be buried next to his owner but he was such an amazing dog i know how much he missed his owner i’ll never forget this story but if you want to see the movie go to block buster and buy it it’s sad and amazing

  30. Reply april May 15,2010 3:11 AM

    what a loyal dog he is

  31. Reply Ashleigh May 18,2010 11:21 AM

    Cant believe they stuffed him, it’s so disrespectful to his memory! That makes me very sad, they should have buried ALL of Hachi next to his masters grave. Mounting him shows NO respect to Hachi whatsoever, it’s all about profit, more visitors equals more money. Shame on Japan for stuffing his memory. They should have buried him near his master like Greyfriars Bobby is buried just outside of Greyfriars Kirkyard near his master! They didn’t stuff Bobby! I was disgusted and appalled they did this to Hachi, it’s sad, because it looks like he is still waiting for his owner, his eyes are still so sad, and well it was JUST WRONG to pay their “respects” by stuffing him in a pay to see museum. He is not a fricken side show. His memory deserves respect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Reply Hrimmy May 21,2010 5:39 PM

    Like every living thing that has died, the body is just a shell. Our spirits go to heaven when we die. People are cremated or buried where the decompose. The fact that he is stuffed, giving people an opportunity to see this amazing, loving, faithful dog and what he looked like has nothing to do with whether or not he was reunited with his master. His will and determination tells me he IS with his master again. I, personally, have enjoyed the chance to see him and what he really looked like…

  33. Reply sienna May 24,2010 1:37 PM

    when i watched the movie i cryed because i thought of my dog Khan.

  34. Reply Gina Fe Bernaldez Jun 9,2010 9:02 AM

    I thank those people who stuffed Hachiko so I could really see the true Hachiko..I love Hachiko..You’re the best!How I love to see you in heaven..I will really pray hard that God will grant my request..

  35. Reply Anonymous Jun 29,2010 1:00 AM

    Which movie about Hachiko are you guys talking about? (in the comments)
    I saw both “Hachiko: a dog’s story “(Richard Gere) and” Hachiko Monogatari “(Japanese actor Tatsuya Nakadai with English subtitles, 1987). If you have not seen the Japanese version, you should see it. It is a sad story but I also enjoyed it because its setting is Shibya in the old time.
    I saw the movie on the internet. You can see it on Veoh (Hachiko Monogatari, 1987) and as I said, there is English subtitle on it.
    I will go to see Hachi in the Ueno Science Museum when I take a trip to Tokyo this week.

  36. Reply 89chiyoko1 Jul 25,2010 12:58 PM

    when i learned about hachiko being stuffed and exhibited, its kinda sad and happy at the same time but according to reliable sources. they only got the fur and preserved it…the remaining parts of hachi’s body were buried beside his master on the grave…..so guys…they’re still together! :-)

  37. Reply ayanori Aug 2,2010 11:01 PM

    it was like he’s still waiting it was sad to seen him like this please give him a proper place to be buried not like that after all the years of being waiting he must be rest in peace.. i admit that im lucky cause while i’m watching the movie i decided to go to shibuya station to take a pic of his replica statue but then i also found that he was being stuff on a museum but the time that i saw him i don’t know i really want to cry i was so pity, he must be rest instead of being amusing and entertaining tourist maybe they should put some pictures or any relics of him instead of being stuffed like that.. i love hachiko

  38. Reply A Aug 7,2010 10:30 AM

    This is disturbing that its the real dog and not replica. Why would they do that. That dog deserved to rest in peace not be displayed like a freak or a circus animal. I hope they make a replica and bury the poor dog. This is not right or even wax figure would be appropriate. What a touching story, teary eyes when you watch both. You tube has trailers for both versions. What a beautiful dog tho.

  39. Reply Mia Aug 21,2010 10:28 AM

    i like how they buried his bones with his master, and i dont believe you need the body to be buried for him to go to heaven and see his master. his wait is over, and he is finally re-united with him. when i watched this movie, i cried, because i just lost my dog, and i thought about the bond people and thir dogs have, its incredible, this movie truely shows how strong that bond is. it is unbreakable until death. i cant wait to be reunited with my Jemma. and although, it is eerie to see the actual hide there, and it would have been nicer to see him buried as a whole, he is remembered and respected about 75 years after he died, that is incredible. i hope his story continues to touch lives for hundreds of years.

  40. Reply Stazy18 Sep 11,2010 11:14 PM

    i like the movie/story of Hachiko. he deserves to be honored. also for Dr. Eisaburo Ueno

  41. Reply Anonymous Sep 27,2010 2:34 AM

    i am definitely agree what others say …. if they really care with hatchiko, then they must let him rest with peace … for hatchiko for trully be remembered , then they must be responsible and make a very exact replicant out of him

  42. Reply Anonymous Oct 12,2010 2:59 PM

    hachiko a de ser enterado junto a la tumba de su amo ya que estuvo esperando todo ese tiempo…

    descansa en paz hachiko

  43. Reply ms.toshie Oct 21,2010 12:35 AM

    yeah right!!

  44. Reply Brandy Dec 3,2010 8:23 PM

    He should of been buried at the train station not stuffed and put up as an attraction. His story was how he waited everyday at the station for his master to return, not the museum.

  45. Reply She-Wolf Nov 1,2011 1:21 PM

    Hachiko was the saddest dog story I ever heard or seen, it left me in tears. I wish this dog is having a great life up in the heavens with his owner, having a free life.

    Rest In Peace Hachiko!

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