Hachi-Ko (a.k.a. “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”) is the story of an Akita Inu who was adopted by Professor Hidesaburo Ueno in Shibuya (Tokyo), Japan.

Hachiko and his master developed a very strong bond during the time they had with each other. Their bond was so strong that every evening Hachiko would go to the Shibuya Station to meet his master, rain, wind, or shine. In May 1925 Professor Ueno died while giving a lecture. As usual, Hachi waited at the train station for his master, only never to be greeted by him again. Continue reading Hachi-Ko

Dedication to the pioneers

I made this little video as a dedication to the pioneers to dog acting.  The video consists of clips of Jean (a.k.a. the Vitagraph Dog (border collie), Strongheart (German Shepherd in the higher quality black & white films), and the original Rin Tin Tin (German Shepherd, lower quality black and white as well as sepia colored film clips).  The second dog (lighter colored) in the Rin Tin Tin clips is Nanette II.