Horizon Hit: The Film: Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale

Faithfulness. Has it lost value, meaning in our world today? It’s not often a singular character trait is so beautifully and clearly portrayed in a film. This film, based on a true story, illustrates deep devotion between an Akita dog, Hachiko and his Japanese owner.

I’m going to recommend it highly as an older children family movie because the owner dies and then Hachiko leaves home to live at the train station. For ten years until Hachiko dies, he meets every five o’clock train, Shibuya Station, waiting for his master.

There is a great sadness to this film, but I feel the redemptive lesson speaks of the faithfulness our Lord and Savior tries to teach us about love. Love calls faithfulness to fruition. Faithfulness can harvest us into personal sacrifice and cost us emotionally. Faithfulness is one of those fruits of love that speaks volumes to those around us. It can inspire us into higher callings in the way we love.

Psalm 57:10, NIV For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

reference: dictionary.reference.com

Synonyms for faithful 
1, 3. true, devoted, staunch. 3. Faithful, constant, loyal imply qualities of stability, dependability, and devotion. Faithful implies long-continued andsteadfast fidelity to whatever one is bound to by a pledge,
duty, or obligation:a faithful friend. Constant suggests firmness and
steadfastness in attachment: aconstant affection. Loyal implies
unswerving allegiance to a person, organization,cause, or idea:
loyal to one’s associates, one’s country. 5. precise, exact.

In this clip and if you watch the film on netflix or youtube, you will see faithfulness picture out as: playful, consistent, patient, waiting, steadfast loyalty and all the synonyms suggested above. This amazing dog has a profound life lesson to teach us about love. This is one of those rare films where my heart will is the better for watching it. Share it with someone you love (Kathleen watched with me. ):) and click the link at the bottom for the real story and the pictures.

No copyright infringement intended. Youtube:  gingersita1

The Real Story


3 thoughts on “Horizon Hit: The Film: Hachiko: A Dog’s Tale

  1. Tracey, I love this story. My girls read the children’s paperback countless times when they were young. We’ve been to the Shibuya train station in Tokyo where the statue of Hachiko stands. It’s a popular meeting place and a continued symbol of enduring love. Thanks for posting this version. I’ve never seen it before.
    Lisa Haller

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