Woonsocket in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
The story of Hachikō, was made famous in Japan due to one dog's loyalty to his master. Hachiko became well known in the United States with a movie filmed in the Blackstone River Valley, Rhode Island produced by actor Richard Gere.
This monument was gifted to the citizens of Woonsocket by the students of the Beacon Charter High School for Arts due to the loyalty displayed by the city to their school.
Dedicated this day by the Honorable Mayor Leo Fontaine of the City of Woonsocket; the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission; the Rhode Island Department of Transportation; the Beacon Charter High School for the Arts, the Counsul General of Japan in Boston Takeshi Hikihara; Koichi Hoshino, Vice President of Hachiko Statue Maintenance Committee representing the Mayor of Shibuya Japan; the Rhode Island Film Commission and the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.
Dedicated May 19, 3pm, 2012
One Depot Square Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA
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Hachikō Monument, Shibuya, Japan
Topics. Animals. A significant historical date for this entry is May 19, 2012.
Location. 42° 0.212′ N, 71° 30.795′ W. Marker is in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street (Rhode Island Route 122) and Main Street, on the left when traveling east on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woonsocket RI 02895, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abraham Lincoln (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Harris Warehouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woonsocket YMCA (about 500 feet away); Woonsocket Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woonsocket Spanish-American War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cross of Malta (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woonsocket.
Also see . . .
1. Hachikō (Wikipedia). (Submitted on May 4, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Blackstone Valley Polar Express. (Submitted on May 4, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
3. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (Internet Movie Database). (Submitted on May 4, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2022, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.