This Japanese Diver Has Been Visiting His Best Friend Fish For 25 Years Now


A Japanese diver has befriended some fish and is still friends with them today after 25 years, and this isn’t a lie. 



It is real indeed. Hiroyuki Arakawa leads one of the Shinto religion’s shrines named torii, thats located underwater of Japan’s Tateyama Bay. In the past couple decades, he has gotten accustomed with the marine wildlife living in the area, and he became good friends with a gentle Asian sheepshead wrasse named Yoriko. 

The unique friendship was caught on video, where we see Arakawa’s tradition of kissing the fish to greet him. A study has found that fish can actually identify human faces and that’s very interesting. 


“Scientists presented the fish with two images of human faces and trained them to choose one by spitting their jets at that picture,” says Dr. Cait Newport from out of Oxford University to CNN, “the researchers decided to make things a little harder. They took the pictures and made them black and white and evened out the head shapes. You’d think that would throw the fish for a loop. But no, they were able to pick the familiar face even then – and with more accuracy: 86%!” This proves Arakawa’s friendship with Yoriko is legitimate and special.



This is Japanese diver Hiroyuki Arakawa and his buddy of 25 years, a local fish named Yoriko

Every time they meet, the man greets the friendly fish with a kiss

Their first encounter was when Arakawa started to oversee an underwater Shinto shrine

Over the decades, their friendship only grew stronger, and this is something we all need to learn from

Watch the video here:








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