Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale

                                        Perfect companion
                                        Enters in life and bonds well
                                        Tenderly attached.   

Richard Gere is one of my favorite actors and I’ve seen quite a few movies starring RG. But honestly I’ve never wanted to watch “Hachi: A dog’s story”

Last night I accidentally watched this movie and I’m glad I did so. “Hachi” is such a wonderful movie. Very touching!

It is a story of a dog named ‘Hachi’ and his master ‘Parker Wilson’ a professor played by ‘Richard Gere’. Parker took Hachi as his pet and in few days they bonded quite well and developed deep feelings for each other. The dog used to follow him to the train station in the morning where he leaves for his work and waited patiently for him outside the station in the evening. At the train station Hachi attracted the attention of other commuters. Many of the people who frequented the train station had seen Hachi and Professor Parker together everyday.

One day, suddenly, his master died due to cerebral hemorrhage. Hachi did not know that his master was not returning back ever. He religiously waited outside the station everyday for nine long years. His loyalty is profiled in the local newspaper. Hachi, now old and achy, died outside the station loyally waiting for his master. After his death he had visions of his master and they finally reunite fondly.

Richard Gere is stunning as ever and the dog who played ‘Hachi’ acted, yeah acted really well.

Actually this film is based on real story of a dog ‘Hachiko’ who was born in Odate in 1923. After the death of his owner in 1925, Hachiko returned to the Shibuya train station the next day and every day after that for the next nine years. The real Hachiko died in 1935. In April 1934, a bronze statue in his likeness was erected at Shibuya Station.
Original Hachiko

Submitted to: Acrostic Only


  1. My husband has wanted to watch the movie and I've been hesitant as well. Now I shall. Thank you!

  2. wow! beautiful poetry! u r good at haikus. i liked ur "ebb" too! :)

    ~sam frm,

  3. btw even i watched d movie but jus part of it!

  4. Thank you so much.
    You should watch it.

  5. what a great idea for this prompt, I need to see this movie now. Great Haiku!

  6. Beautiful Acrostic.
    I love the movie as well,makes my cry.

  7. I read abt this dog on a site..that touched my soul..will watch this movie for sure