Rare Photos Of Hachiko Among 250 Items In Tokyo Museum Exhibition
Previously unreleased photos of Shibuya's iconic loyal dog, Hachiko, immortalized in the ward's tourist-drawing statue, are currently on display at a Tokyo museum exhibition, as reported by Kazuo Yanagisawa for Mainichi Japan.
While the museum organized a similar special exhibition in 2013, this one is notable for publicly displaying three previously unseen photos of the beloved dog. I Photo: ハチ公生誕100年プロジェクト
Approximately 250 photos, writings, and other materials about the famed canine are showcased at the "Hachiko's 100th Birthday Celebration" exhibition at the Shibuya Folk and Literary Shirane Memorial Museum.
While the museum organized a similar special exhibition in 2013, this one is notable for publicly displaying three previously unseen photos of the beloved dog.
One of the newly displayed photos depicts the dog in front of the first bronze statue bearing his likeness, accompanied by three children who were visiting from Kobe.
This particular photo was discovered after a bereaved family member of one of the boys contacted the museum following the exhibition's commencement in late August.
The other two photos feature close-ups of the legendary pet, who is famously known for faithfully waiting at Shibuya Station for his owner, Dr. Hidesaburo Ueno, years after Ueno's passing.