Misato Town’s Local Product and Hachiko Collaborate to Create “Hachi-Cider”

  • 2022-05-09
  • 2022-05-28
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Niteco Cider (soda), a specialty product of Misato Town, Akita Prefecture, now has a new lineup with a label featuring the loyal dog Hachiko.  The soda is sold at the Akita dog-themed shop Hachifull in Shibuya, Tokyo, the roadside station “Kisakata Nemu no Oka” in Nikaho City, Akita, and Kuroyu Onsen (hot springs) at Nyuto Onsen-kyo in Semboku City, Akita.

Akita Misato Zukuri, a third sector company in Misato Town, and Akita Cable Television (CNA, Akita City), which operates Hachifull, jointly developed the new lineup.  The label depicts Hachiko standing side by side with his late owner, Dr. Ueno Eizaburo, a professor at the former Tokyo Imperial University.  A CNA representative said, “We made this label hoping that Dr. Ueno and Hachiko are still living happily together in heaven.”

Each bottle costs 250 yen (excluding tax).  A portion of the proceeds will go towards the preservation and protection activities for Akita dogs.

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