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Setna rocznica urodzin wiernego psa Hachikō

Data publikacji: 12.2023

Gdańskie Studia Azji Wschodniej, 2023, Zeszyt 24, s. 7 - 16

https://doi.org/10.4467/23538724GS.23.020.19015

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Anna Jurkowska-Zeidler
Uniwersytet Gdański
ul. Bażyńskiego 1a 80-952 Gdańsk, Polska
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Kamil Zeidler
Wydział Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, ul. Bażyńskiego 4, 80-952 Gdańsk
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Abstrakt

The hundredth anniversary of the birth of the faithfull dog Hachikō

In connection with the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Hachikō, this article recalls the dog’s story in the context of its cultural impact in Japan and around the world. Hachikō is an authentic and very unusual Akita Inu dog, known from film adaptations (Japanese, Hollywood, and Chinese), which belonged to Professor Hidesaburō Ueno, who worked at the Faculty of Agriculture at Tokyo Imperial University. Hachikō was born on November 10, 1923, near Ōdate, a city in Akita Prefecture. The dog was very attached to his master and every day he accompanied the professor to Shibuya train station, where he left for work, and then came to the station and waited for his master so that they could return home together. When Professor Ueno died suddenly at work on May 21, 1925, Hachikō was waiting for him at the station. From that day on, he came and waited for his master in the afternoon outside Shibuya train station in Tokyo every day for nearly ten years until his death. He was found dead near the station on the morning of March 8, 1935.

Even during Hachikō’s lifetime, his story touched many people, including those in the media. Hachikō became a symbol of fidelity, devotion, attachment, and loyalty, values traditionally cultivated in Japan. Therefore, already in his lifetime, in 1934 a monument was erected to him and unveiled in his presence at Shibuya Station. Also at the University of Tokyo there is a statue of Hachikō showing him together with Professor Ueno. Hachikō’s body was preserved after his death, and his figure can be admired today in a permanent exhibition at the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo.

The purpose of this brief text is not to collect a handful of facts and present the story of the faithful dog Hachikō, but it is to draw attention to the story’s importance from the point of view of traditional values that are deeply rooted in Japanese history and tradition, and are still important and fostered.

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Informacje

Informacje: Gdańskie Studia Azji Wschodniej, 2023, s. 7 - 16

Typ artykułu: Oryginalny artykuł naukowy

Tytuły:

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The hundredth anniversary of the birth of the faithfull dog Hachikō

Autorzy

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4316-6073

Anna Jurkowska-Zeidler
Uniwersytet Gdański
ul. Bażyńskiego 1a 80-952 Gdańsk, Polska
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4316-6073 Orcid
Wszystkie publikacje autora →

Uniwersytet Gdański
ul. Bażyńskiego 1a 80-952 Gdańsk, Polska

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8396-3608

Kamil Zeidler
Wydział Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, ul. Bażyńskiego 4, 80-952 Gdańsk
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8396-3608 Orcid
Wszystkie publikacje autora →

Wydział Prawa i Administracji Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, ul. Bażyńskiego 4, 80-952 Gdańsk

Publikacja: 12.2023

Status artykułu: Otwarte __T_UNLOCK

Licencja: CC BY  ikona licencji

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