Shibuya. I saw his bronze statue since I was 4 or 5. I learnt that Hachiko was from Odate, Akita prefecture - only when I went to Odate and saw the statue by accident. The Hachiko's story has made a lot of movies over in Japan for decades. He has been the synonym of what the ultimate loyalty is all about. Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 12 / 10 05:06 PST On Dec 9, 2010, at 0826 , Dave wrote: > Yes. Fantastic movie. As I recall, it's not the O-date station where it > occurred, but one that begins with Sh....... And there is a bronze monument > there. > > From: Koichi Mac <nikonf3tmd4@xxxxxxx> > To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Thu, December 9, 2010 5:07:46 AM > Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Rent This, Buy This, Pirate This, but See This > > Is it about "Hachi-ko"? I happened to have gone to his hometown in 2005. > Here is his statue photo at O-date Station. But you can't rent him. He's > dead long ago. > > On Dec 2, 2010, at 1935 , Dave wrote: > > > Hachi; A Dog's Tale > > > > 2009 > > Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Jason Alexander > > > > Very touching, and masterfully crafted by Lasse Hallstrom. > > > > If you're human you'll love it, especially if you're Japanese. > > Based on a true story that occurred in Japan, but transplanted to New > > England.