Monday, 14 February 2011

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 269

A slightly difficult one.


Identify the creature, and tell me the back story.

Happy quizzing, and have a nice life, folks!

Oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day too!


Seven answers, and all as lovely as Hachiko, the Akita dog from Japan showed his master, waiting for him for nine years in front of a train station, but the owner never came, because he had died!


  1. Hachiko? the Jap dog...I can see a japanese like signboard in the background

  2. Hachiko-an akita dog; the Faithful Dog Who Awaited Return of Master Dead for Seven Years

  3. hachiko - the loyal pet
    waited for his master for 9 years on the train station after his death (his master died of cerebral haemorrage and never returned leaving him waiting at the train station)
    the statue is at the station named as the hachiko exit

  4. The creature is Hachiko, who is basically an ideal loyal dog and he waited for the return of his owner, even after his death. This is his bronze statue at some railway station.

  5. its the statue of the loyal 'Hatchiko' who used to wait for his deceased master in a train station where they used to go while he was alive, this Akita dog is a symbol of loyalty that the Japanese try to attain.

  6. The commemorative statue of Hachiko in Shibuya.

    Hachiko was a real dog, the quintessential example of the spirit that embodies man’s best friend. He would see his master Ueno to the station every morning, and trot out to wait for him as he came home at night.
    When the professor died, his wife moved out of Tokyo. She gave Hachiko to some relatives who lived near the station, but he wouldn’t stay with them. Every time he had a chance, he would dash away to Tokyo station to wait for his master.

  7. Not difficult if one's seen the movie Hachiko!
    This is the bronze statue of an Akita dog called Hachiko, that was so loyal to it's master that even after it's master's death, it still visited Shibuya station in Japan, hoping the master would return...In Hachiko's memory and it's love for it's master, this statue was erected at the Shibuya Station.


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