Hachi Souvenirs are something very important to me. Every time 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, notepads and very few other items.
Right before the filming of 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!
Finding Hachi Souvenirs
I recently toured Asia for three weeks and my first stop was Shibuya Station. Every time, 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 boxcar right in front of the statue.
The staff are friendly and know almost 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!
Due to the overwhelming requests for Hachi gifts over the years, we have created a Hachi Shop with custom designed items made especially for Hachi Friends.