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I’m Vicki, the creator-producer of Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. My mission is simple: Share Hachi’s tale with the world to help people transform their lives, heal the world around them, and increase compassion and respect for our animal friends.
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
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“Farewell to Hachi: A Heartfelt Tribute at His Funeral” — Hachi Snapshot #18: The Truth Behind the MythsHachi: The Truth Behind the Myths (History)
Remembering Hachi On March 12, 1935, a formal funeral service was conducted on the grounds of Dr. Ueno’s grave at Aoyama Cemetery in Minato-ward, Tokyo. It was a heartfelt tribute to Hachi, a soul who had captured the hearts of many. Unprecedented...May 14, 2023/1 comment
“Japan Mourns Hachiko” — Hachi Snapshot #17: The Truth Behind the MythsHachi: The Truth Behind the Myths (History)
On March 9, the day after Hachi died, an elaborate memorial service for the loyal Akita was conducted in front of Shibuya Station. Hachi Receives a Traditional Ceremony The area was filled with bouquets of colorful flowers, huge floral wreaths, and other...April 14, 2023/2 Comments
“Hachi’s Cause of Death Revealed” — Hachi Snapshot #16: The Truth Behind the MythsHachi: The Truth Behind the Myths (History)
On the morning of March 8, 1935, the loyal Akita’s body was discovered in an alley on the east side of Shibuya Station, near Inari Bridge. On the day Hachi died, his necropsy was conducted by a team of veterinarians at the College of Agriculture of the...February 14, 2023/No comment
“Making of the Hachi-kō Bronze Statue”- Hachi Snapshot #15: The Truth Behind the MythsHachi: The Truth Behind the Myths (History)
The October 4, 1932 newspaper story about Hachi touched people’s hearts and Hachi was referred to as the Loyal Dog Hachi-kō. Along with his popularity, a Hachi-kō bronze statue was created in April 1934, while Hachi was alive. This was not in line with...January 14, 2023/No comment
“How did Hachi get Famous?”- Hachi Snapshot #14: The Truth Behind the MythsHachi: The Truth Behind the Myths (History)
It took a determined person to change the “sad plight” of Hachi at Shibuya Station. After learning that Japanese native dogs, including Akitas, were on the verge of extinction, Saitō Hirokichi (1899–1964), an art curator by profession, founded the Society...December 14, 2022/No comment
“Was Hachi Abused?”- Hachi Snapshot #13: The Truth Behind the MythsHachi: The Truth Behind the Myths (History)
Most people did not know why Hachi went to Shibuya Station every day. The former gardener of Professor Ueno, Kobayashi, cared for Hachi in the later years. Kobayashi registered Hachi at the local police station and made sure that Hachi wore a collar and...November 14, 2022/No comment
“Hachi Needs a Home” – Hachi Snapshot #12: The Truth Behind the MythsHachi: The Truth Behind the Myths (History)
In one instant, life suddenly shifted for Hachi. After Professor Ueno’s death, Hachi lived a life of exile for a while. Because she was not legally married to Professor Ueno and had no inheritance rights, his widow Yae had to vacate their residence....October 14, 2022/No comment
Navigating your Life Journey: The Hachi WayThe Hachi Life (Inspiration)
When Hachi was born, he had no idea what was in store for him. In fact, none of us ever do. And while that can make you feel like everything’s out of control, that your entire life is one big guessing game, the exact opposite is actually true. Not only do...October 8, 2022/No comment
“Hachi Grieves the Professor’s Death” – Hachi Snapshot #11: The Truth Behind the MythsHachi: The Truth Behind the Myths (History)
It’s hard to believe that Hachi was only a year and a half years when Professor Ueno passed away. However short their time together, the young Akita was devastated. As was the custom during that period, the wake and funeral service was held at home,...September 14, 2022/1 comment
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