'Reunited' Hachiko statue unveiled at Todai
The Japan News -- Mar 10
A new statue that depicts the faithful dog Hachiko being reunited with his owner has been unveiled at the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Agriculture in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo.

The statue re-creates the scene of a joyful Hachiko leaping to greet his owner, Hidesaburo Ueno (1871-1925), a pioneer of Japan's irrigation engineering and rural planning.

Ueno was a professor in the agricultural department at the then Imperial University of Tokyo, now the University of Tokyo. About three years ago, volunteers - including Todai professors studying the relationship between people and animals - started collecting donations to erect the statue.


News sources: The Japan News, Kyodo
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