Everytime I returned to Shibuya Station to see Hachiko, it seemed Hachi souvenirs were practically nonexistent. I couldn't seem to find many except for some cookies, note pads and very few other items. Right before the filming of the "Hachi: A Dog's Tale", I discovered some small metal statues at the Ueno museum that displays Hachi. I was so happy that I bought a dozen. After gifting these to friends during the production, I kept one and it's still displayed prominently so I can see it daily!
I recently toured Asia for three weeks and my first stop was Shibuya Station. Everytime, it's a never ending thrill to see the crowds vying to take pictures with Hachi! There's a small archive of historic Hachi photos in the box car right in front of the statue. The staff are friendly and know most anything about him.
After taking a few photos with Hachi, it started to rain so I headed into the adjacent Tokyu department store. Wandering around to bide time, I found a room dedicated to everything Hachiko. I was completely overwhelmed by Hachi items! Of course, I left with bags of Hachi gifts for all his friends back home. No more door to door hunting for anything dog related. This is the one stop place to shop!