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when you stare at sunset.. think about this Dog and his friend <3

if one day walking in front of this statue you ask yourself " why is there a Dog statue.. " then... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Rome, Italy
On the way to ama beach

Nice if you know the story with the other statue outside Aka is,a d harbour. Nicer locstion on... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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532-2 Ama, Zamami-son, Shimajiri-gun 901-3403, Okinawa Prefecture
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

if one day walking in front of this statue you ask yourself " why is there a Dog statue.. " then get curious and read the amazing love story/friendship of Marilyn and Shiro ! this story touched so much the hearts of local people that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed February 20, 2018 via mobile

In Edinburgh, Scotland they have Greyfrairs Bobby and in Tokyo, Japan the story about Hachikō. Here on Zamami island they also have one of those amazing stories about dogs that goes around the world. A very short version. Two dogs, Marylin and Shiro, both grew...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Nice if you know the story with the other statue outside Aka is,a d harbour. Nicer locstion on zamami. Good pics to take from the road

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank marcdegueurce2013
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Really it's just a statue of a dog, the story behind it is quaint but ehh. Nice oddity but not a must see, you'll pass it on the way to Ama Beach.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Dustin A
Reviewed February 6, 2017

This is a nice statue of a dog looking south to the Aka island, where he had his (puppy) love. A film of the dogs love was made.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Per411
Reviewed December 8, 2016

The Marilyn and Shiro story is something you will come across on Zamami. Her statue is beautiful and is a great sunset spot

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 198marianneh
Reviewed March 31, 2016

This statue "Marilyn no zou" (マリリンの像)without explanatory tablet was set up to the memory of a real-life female dog named Marilyn living on this island in 1980s; she has become famous because her friend, a male dog "Shiro" (="White") living during the same period on...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank ottimomassimo2015
Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

A good distraction on the way to the beach. I guess this dog is a character in some kind of anime or movie and swam to Aka Island from this point. If you see it you are going in the right direction for Ama beach...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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