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Hachi’s story is one of inspiration, one that teaches us all about the importance of loyalty, faith and undying love.
The legacy of Hachi is one that has transcended time and space - starting out in a small village in Japan and eventually making its way to movie screens around the world. The wide appeal of Hachi’s story is in the potent, radiant energy of a dog’s love, loyalty and faithfulness. These qualities that come so easily to dogs are not so easy to us humans, which is why they’re so transformative.
Deeply emotional animals, our dogs feel experiences. They love unconditionally. And the reward for doing so is that our furry friends make us better, kinder, and more emotionally in tune with the world around us.
Animals don't speak our language - they have no “voice". But they speak to us in a more profound way than humans do. When you listen, you will receive powerful lessons that could change your life.
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The True Story
The heartwarming true story of Hachikō, the Loyal Dog of Shibuya.
Inspired by Hachikō's captivating story and Vicki's own dog, Hachi.
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Open Your Heart To Hachi’s Simple Yet Profound Lessons
- What your “best friend” really thinks about you.
- How to understand your pup’s “dog talk”.
- How to live The Hachi Life – starting today!
My film, Hachi: A Dog’s Tale had just been released around the world, and I was sleeping in a spare room…on an airbed. This happened to me right after my film “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale” premiered in Tokyo. A few months after my return, my mother had hip ...August 11, 2022/No comment
As soon as Hachi’s health improved in July 1924, his “job” began. Professor Ueno, an accomplished man in his own right, wore many hats. While going to the Komaba campus to teach, on foot, he also went to the Agriculture Ministry’s office and to the...July 14, 2022/No comment
Most dog owners dread the day that their beloved furry friend passes away. Yet, while animals have shorter life spans than humans, there’s always a chance that we may cross the rainbow bridge before our cherished animal friends....July 12, 2022/No comment
Today, the story of the loyal Akita Hachi is globally recognized through the film Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, but in reality, he almost didn’t survive his early days. Upon his arrival at Professor Ueno’s home, the puppy had serious, life-threatening issues...June 17, 2022/No comment
While most of our dogs are happily living the good life, that doesn’t mean that they don’t face challenges or feel negative emotions. We all know that our dogs our sensitive creatures and yet, when confronted with a problem or difficult situation, they do...June 10, 2022/No comment
The Meaning behind “Hachi” To this day, there are conflicting theories on just how the beloved Akita of Japan was named. In 1934, Kishi Kazutoshi gave credit to Yae, Dr. Ueno’s wife, in “The Tale of Loyal Dog Hachi-kō.” However, Kaneko...May 14, 2022/2 Comments
What do we know about Professor Ueno? He was a dog lover, owning sixteen dogs in his lifetime, but his connection with Hachikō was exceptional. The young, sickly Akita had a rough beginning, but it only served to strengthen their bond. Ueno is...April 14, 2022/No comment
Feeling a Little Stuck Right Now? If you’re anything like me, you may be feeling a bit nostalgic. We’ve made it through two years of Covid – through masks, hand sanitizers, online shopping, toilet paper shortages, restaurant closures, testing,...April 7, 2022/2 Comments
Hachi Arrived at Shibuya Station: Fact or Fiction? It was generally believed that Hachi arrived at Shibuya Station in Tokyo from his birth home in Ōdate. Based on this, the classic Japanese movie Hachi-kō monotagari (The Tale of Hachi-kō, 1987) has a...March 14, 2022/2 Comments