The statue of that dog was of Hachiko. Hachiko loved his master very much . Hachiko used to sit down in the small square and wait for his master’s return from work in the late afternoon. The professor and his dog became a familiar sight, and the story of the faithful animal spread around Shibuya.In 1925 the proffesor died with a sudden heart attack at the university. But Hachiko waited for his master every day , and this days became weeks , weeks became months and moths became years. In rain and sunshine, wind and snow, the faithful animal was there. He became a public hero – the best-loved figure in Shibuya. In 1935 the faithful dog died,.but not before Ando’s work had become famous all over Tokyo . I think for this the statue of Hachiko was such an important landmark in tokyo.