March 1st, 2010

Hachiko – An Undying Loyalty

I was a bit reluctant about watching the movie, Hachiko – A Dog’s Story. First of all, I tend to avoid stories featuring animals as the main characters because they usually turn out really bad or really sad. Secondly, I had read the story of Hachiko, the faithful Akita Inu, a couple of years back before my first trip to Japan so I knew that this was not going to be a happy story. But.. I watched it anyway. And thoroughly enjoyed the show (though my eyes were hurting so much from all the crying).

It’s a really simple tale, based on a true story, about a dog’s loyalty to its owner. The trainer and director did a great job in capturing the essence of Hachi’s emotions and demonstrating the beautiful bond between dog and master (played by Richard Gere). The movie was deeply touching and I was bawling my eyes out continuously for the last half hour of the film. My husband, who suggested the film solely based on the poster (and not a man to cry at the movies) was also sobbing like a baby. Ha ha.

Hachiko - a dog's story or Hachi - a dog's tale : a true story of faith, devotion and undying love

If you have pets or are into dogs, you and your kids (it’s a family-friendly film) could do worse than to catch Hachi: A Dog’s TaleHachi : A Dog's Tale (US title). It will make you wanna hug your pets tighter and appreciate them for the companionship they’ve given you. :)

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[...] Japan, there was a dog that would wait for his owner’s return at the train station every day. Hachi the Dog kept waiting, even when the owner stopped showing up and the city adopted the adorable Akita. The [...]
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Nice blog. I just bookmarked you on my bloglines. Sent from my Android phone
VTR1000 Lady  at 5:03 am on May 29, 2010
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Allen Loomis  at 4:17 pm on September 23, 2010
Sweet blog. Hi, I was looking for cute wishes to go on my blog but came across yours.... : ) I saw the film Hachiko and that is the reason why I got an Akita. He is an American pedigree-they're larger hehe. I love him to bits! I want to go japan and visit the Hachiko statue too! If you have time take a look at my blog, started a new blog few weeks ago.
Jenny  at 6:54 pm on December 15, 2010
hi, you have a nice blog, i really like it, especially this entry. The is really sad, it's quite amazing how the dogs love us so unconditionally. i hope this is no trouble for you but i want to include in my blogroll in my wordpress domain. hehe ( i do hope i can make my own review about the movie.
Lester  at 2:41 am on January 11, 2011

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