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Hachikō died on March 8, 1935, at the age of 11. He was found on a street in Shibuya.
Each year on March 8, Hachikō's devotion is honored with a solemn ceremony of remembrance at Tokyo's Shibuya railroad station. Hundreds of dog lovers often turn out to honor his memory and loyalty.
A devastating bombing raid on Tokyo of 9–10 March was the deadliest conventional bombing raid in history.