Hachiko Statue, Shibuya, Tokyo. This is a statue of a dog who always waited for his master to come home on the afternoon train. One day, his master didn't come home. Still, the dog waited at the same time every day for years, until he died. I read a book about this and it's such a sweet story of devotion.
Hatchiko statue at Shibuya, Tokyo The love of a dog loyal even after death. Waited for his master at the train station until his death 11 years later. He would walk his master to the station and meet him when he came home.
渋谷駅 (Shibuya Sta.) in 渋谷区, 東京都 - Looking for the crazy street crossing you've seen in every movie and TV show about Tokyo? You'll find it out the north exit, along with a statue of the world's most loyal dog Hachikō
Jizo statues in Kamakura, Japan. Jizo take care of the souls of unborn children and those who died at a young age. Children “in limbo” in Japan are said to go to a place called sai no kawara, where they must create piles of stones into small towers. But every night the stone towers are destroyed by demons, so the next day the children must make new piles of stones. The making of these towers is to help their parents accrue merit for their own afterlife.