Chu-ken Hachiko (lit. the faithful dog Hachiko) was brought to Tokyo in 1924, at the age of one, by his master Professor Eisaburo Uyeno, the two were inseparable friends. Hachiko would accompany his master to Shibuya station in the morning, and then meet him again in the evening when he returned from his work at the Imperial University. This routine continued until one day in 1925, when the professor was taken ill at work and later died. Despite this Hachiko continued to make his way to the station and patiently await his master’s return.
Hachiko became a familiar sight to commuters as he kept his vigil for over ten years. On March 8, 1935, Hachiko finally went to meet his master. He died on the very same spot he last saw his friend alive.
The posted co-ordinates will put you at the combined grave plot of Professor Eisaburo Uyeno, and his faithful companion. To locate the cache you will need to find the answers to the following questions:
A = the number of times the Professor’s Mon (family crest) appears within the grave plot.
B = the number of stone steps within the plot leading up to the head stone. Including the one directly in front of the head stone.
C = the number of Momiji (maple leaves) carved on the stone lantern within the plot.
D = the shape of the stone gate posts to the plot (if square D = 8, if round D = 9, if hexagonal D = 7)
The cache is located at:
N 35° 39.D(A+C)(C-B)’
The cache is a small plastic lunch box containing a log book, pen and a collection of swaps.
E 139° 43.(D-C)(A-2)(B-1)’
Small note on cache maintenance: Family live nearby and know of cache location.