Components

Point of interest: ハチ公(はちこう)

ハチ公(はちこう) - faithful dog Hachikō
Tweet
Hachikō was a Japanese dog who became famous for waiting for his master outside Shibuya station for nine years. His master had suddenly passed away, and so poor Hachikō was left to wait in vain.
Hachikō is more fully known in Japanese as
ちゅうけん
ハチ
こう
. He is commemorated with a life size bronze statue in Shibuya which has become a famous meeting place.
His life was celebrated in a very successful 1987 movie, which was re-made in 2009 as 'Hachi: A Dog's Tale' starring Richard Gere.

Kanji used in this point of interest

チュウ   loyal
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
5
ケン   いぬ dog   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
2
コウ   おおやけ official, public   
Please LOG IN to view this kanji's mnemonic
2
Problem with this point of interest? Question or comment? Please CONTACT US.
×
Change component list
By default the component builder shows the most common components (themselves joyo kanji, or used in at least 3 other joyo kanji). Select an alternative set of components below.



Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Help with the component builder
For detailed instructions, see the Component builder how to guide.
To find any kanji, first try to identify the components it is made up of.
For any components you recognize, if you know the English meaning or name, start typing it in the text area. Full details of all components and their English names can be found here.
Alternatively, count the strokes of the component, and scan the list to find it visually.
Example
To find the kanji :
  • Notice that it is made of several components: 氵 艹 口 夫.
  • 氵 艹 口 all have three strokes, so you could look in the list in the 3 stroke section. 夫 has four strokes.
  • Alternatively, you could start typing 'water' (氵), 'grass' (艹), 'mouth' (口) or 'husband' (夫) in the search area, and the components will be highlighted in yellow.
  • Keep adding components until you can see your kanji in the list of matches that appears near the top.