字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Today we'll talk about man's best friend, tiktakers! Not for nothing dogs hold such a special distinction, and one of the best examples of this is Hachiko. His story will certainly make you tear up! As many of you may know, Hachiko is one of the most famous dogs in history. It was an Akita dog born in 1923 in a farm near Odate, in northern Japan. There he was adopted by professor Hidesaburo Ueno, convinced by his daughter. He gave classes at the agriculture department of Tokyo University, so Hachiko's new home would be in the city. To get there, Hachiko had to travel for two entire days inside a small box, so when he was let out, he was in terrible conditions. The professor took care of him, and Hachiko had an excellent recovery. The professor named the dog Hachiko because he saw his front legs were a bit shunted, and they reminded him of the kanji for "hachi", which means "eight" in Japanese. Moreover, some say that Hachiko was the eighth pup of his litter. Little by little they got used to each other, and eventually became inseparable. Every day Hachiko would join Hidesaburo at the station where he took the train to get to work. When the professor's shift ended, and he got out of the train, Hachiko was there waiting for him so they could go back home together. Hachiko never missed a day of meeting Hidesaburo, so other passengers, and even employees of the station, became very fond of the dog. However, approximately one year later, in May 1925, professor Hidesaburo suffered a cerebral (seríbrol) infarction, and died. And just like always, Hachiko waited for him at the train station… but his friend never arrived. Instead of losing hope, Hachiko spent the entire night at the station… and he kept waiting in the station for the next 10 years. The station became his home, while he waited for his owner to come off one of the trains. The people who had seen Hachiko join the professor and welcome him every day decided to take care of him, and feed him during all those years. Japanese newspapers spread the news, and people ended up naming him Chūken Hachiko, which means "the loyal dog Hachiko". But the homages didn't end there: In April 1934, a bronze statue in his honor was erected near the station, and Hachiko himself was able to attend its inauguration. A year later Hachiko was found dead, and to symbolize that he and his owner would finally rest together for all eternity, a nameplate in his honor was placed next to the professor's grave at the Aoyama cemetery. Later on, the Japanese government took Hachiko's statue and melted it to help build weapons for World War II. Fortunately, in 1947, a new Hachiko statue was erected, which still exists today. To this day, it is a very frequented spot both by locals and tourists. Hachiko became a symbol in all of Japan, and he is commemorated every 8th of March . This endearing story also attracted the attention of the movie industry. In 1987 the Japanese movie "Hachiko Monogatari" premiered, directed by Seijirô Kôyama, and in 2009 the American remake premiered, "Hachi: A Dog's Tale", directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Richard Gere. Moreover, Hachiko is also remembered in different TV shows, video games, and books. As you can see, this is a sad but also a very lovely story, and it's just one example of how much animals can do for us. Do you have pets, tiktakers? If so, why don't you pay homage (omásh) to them here in the comments? Come on, don't be shy!