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Local Author Tells Tales About Famous Dog At Westport Public Library

Yumi Hosono, will be speaking about her book 'Reminiscence of Shibuya, 1929-1938' at the Westport Public Library on Wednesday Dec. 9 starting at noon.
Yumi Hosono, will be speaking about her book 'Reminiscence of Shibuya, 1929-1938' at the Westport Public Library on Wednesday Dec. 9 starting at noon. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

WESTPORT, Conn. - In 2009, the Richard Gere film "Hachi" pulled at the heartstrings of anyone who saw it. In her new book Westport resident Yumi Hosono remembers the famous Akita that the film is based on.

Hosono will speak about her book "Reminiscence of Shibuya, 1929-1938" at the Westport Public Library on Wednesday Dec. 9 starting at noon.

The book talks about the Akita dog named Hachiko who accompanied his master to Shibuya station and returned in the evening to greet his master. After his master’s death, Hachiko continued the daily tradition, touching the hearts of the Japanese and becoming their most famous dog. The dog's legendary loyalty was immortalized by a statue at the train station, and he is a hero in many Japanese children's stories.

Hosono was bron in Tokyo in 1957 and graduated from Keio University with a degree in psychology. She has written on art lifestyles and travel for major Japanese magazines and newspapers. Recently, she worked as the vice president of the Japan Society of Fairfield County to promote cultural exchange and friendship between Japan and other countries.

For more information about the discussion visit the library website here .

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