Hachiko Reunites with His Master – Crafts Made from Akita Cedar Are on Sale at a Toy Museum

  • 2022-04-04
  • 2022-05-28
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Hachiko, the loyal dog who waited at Shibuya Station for his owner to return, finally reunites with Dr. Ueno Eizaburo in a retelling of the classic story.  A staff member at Nanakamado, a store located in the Chokaisan Wooden Toy Museum in Yurihonjo City, designed wooden pieces reimagining a reunion of Hachiko and his master.

The wooden recreation is hand-carved by a store clerk from Akita cedar.  Hachiko, Dr. Ueno, and Shibuya Station are suspended separately by strings, with Hachiko and Dr. Ueno facing each other.  On the right side of Hachiko is Shibuya Station.  The three pieces are hanging side by side while swaying in the wind.

The overall price of this item is 6,600 yen.  The Hachiko and Dr. Ueno set is 3,960 yen.  One store representative commented, “This can become a small companion while relaxing at home.”  In addition, it is also available in the Akita dog-themed store Hachifull in Shibuya, Tokyo.

>Where Dogs Connect Akita and the World

Where Dogs Connect Akita and the World

Akita Inu (dogs), with their fluffy coat, round eyes, and an adorable tail that curls up, are now famous worldwide. Akita dogs have a strong body and are best known for their loyal personality. The number of Akita dogs raised overseas continues to increase. In Akita Prefecture, the Akita dog's birthplace, there is an active movement to utilize them for tourism promotion. Akita Sakigake Shimpo, entitled "Akitainu News," will circulate various domestic and international information about Akita dogs. The goal is to connect the world and Akita through Akita dogs.