Author: Something Weird I Saw Today

somethingweirdisawtoday: This is a statue of M…

somethingweirdisawtoday:

This is a statue of Marilyn the dog on Zamami Island.

In the 80′s there were two dogs, Marilyn and Shiro, living on Zamami Island who played together very often. One day Shrio’s owner packed up and moved to the neighboring Aka island taking Shiro with them. 

Shiro would often go missing during the day, and the owner decided to follow and find out where he was going. 

It turns out that almost every day Shiro would leave home, run to the ocean, swim about 3 miles to Zamami Island where his friend Marilyn patiently waited for him, play with his friend, and then swim home for dinner.

Then a couple years later someone made a rom-com movie about it that was moderately successful. The end.

There is also a statue of Shrio on Aka Island.

A bit of info about the movie for people who were curious.

The movie was called “Marilyn ni aitai”, which translates to “I want to see Marilyn”.

I haven’t seen the movie myself, but based on this trailer it looks very cute and very 80’s.

Strange shiisaa fountain at Okinawa’s Ocean Ex…

Strange shiisaa fountain at Okinawa’s Ocean Expo Park.

Life-size model of a basking shark at the Okin…

Life-size model of a basking shark at the Okinawa aquarium.

A beautiful exhibit at the Okinawa Aquarium th…

A beautiful exhibit at the Okinawa Aquarium that shows coral under a UV light.

Preserved Giant Squid at the Okinawa Churaumai…

Preserved Giant Squid at the Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium.

Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium has a gorgeous mant…

Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium has a gorgeous manta ray that is almost solid black.

I love whale sharks, they’re such beautiful cr…

I love whale sharks, they’re such beautiful creatures.

From a distance whale sharks’ hundreds of spots and stripes appear to be solid. However, when you get closer you can see that they’re made up of thousands of smaller dots, in a lovely pattern that reminds me of pastel paintings.

The Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium is the 3rd larg…

The Okinawa Churaumai Aquarium is the 3rd largest aquarium in the world.

Sea creature garden sculptures at the Okinawa …

Sea creature garden sculptures at the Okinawa Aquarium.

This “Christmas Tree” was spotted at a beachsi…

This “Christmas Tree” was spotted at a beachside restaurant.