Tokyo’s Shibuya station with the Hachiko statue in the late 1930s.

The small bronze Hachiko statue may not appear particularly impressive however, it is still Shibuya’s main meeting point. The original statue sculpted by Teru Andō was melted down and turned into train parts for the war effort. The statue one can see today was cast in 1948 by Andō’s son, Takeshi.