This friendship between a diver and a fish from Japan is more than 25 years long

A 26 years long friendship between a man and a fish! Sounds like a fairy tale? But no, it’s for real. The story of this friendship is from Japan.

We don’t even think about that fish have feelings! Probably we don’t even try to imagine about that. All we have been hearing is only failrytales. But, their 26 years long friendship has just proved all of us wrong.

For last 26 years, Yoriko – an Asian sheepshead wrasse who lives off the coast of Japan, has been greeting Hiroyuki Arakawa, a local driver, whenever he comes to tend a Shinto shrine beneath the waves.

So, Here is Japanese diver Hiroyuki Arakawa and his buddy of 26 years, a local fish named Yoriko

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Whenever they meet, the man, Hiroyuki Arakawa greets the fishi, Yoriko with a kiss

Japan Fish Man 25 Years Long Friendship, Yoriko, Hiroyuki Arakawa

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Japan Fish Man 25 Years Long Friendship, Yoriko, Hiroyuki Arakawa

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Hiroyuki Arakawa runs a local diving shop which is near Hasama Underwater Park near Tateyama, Japan. He manages the shrine and he has been a guide for long to others who wish to visit it.

If someone is lucky enough, the fish, Yoriko will sometimes show up to greet them as well

Japan Fish Man 25 Years Long Friendship, Yoriko, Hiroyuki ArakawaImage Source

Hiroyuki Arakawa consistently reports on his Facebook page that Yoriko comes to see him and plays with him as he tends the shrine.

Watch the video here:

Isn’t it cool to have a fish friend?

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Let me be someone at first, after that I will think of writing my biography. Till then only dot dot dot :P

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