Saturday, February 11, 2012

Flower Festival and Sea Creatures in Okinawa

A beautiful flower festival was going on the day we visited the Churaumi Aquarium at Okinawa's Ocean Expo Park. A wonderful array of colorful flowers and giant almost smiling sea creatures welcomed us at Fountain Square at the Central Gate of this internationally famous tourist attraction.

The flower bed at the bottom of the photo was designed to look like a pair of shisa, the traditional lion/dog guardians found everywhere in Okinawa. There was a rock band playing under the white awning and notice a shark made of flowers to the right.

Lots of sea creatures to look at too.

We weren't the only ones taking photos of this delightful flower festival.

What a silly but fun looking crab.

A smiley flower crab welcomes us to the Ocean Expo Park.

We noticed the flowers on the columns were in pots wired to the posts.

And guess who this is? It's Puppet Ponyo enjoying herself on her vacation with us. Please visit ytsl's blog for more of her and our adventures.

Where did puppet Ponyo go? We're heading to the Aquarium now..... Stayed tuned for more of our adventures in Okinawa


YTSL said...

Hi sbk --

It's fun to see what photos you took of a place we visited together -- and yes, they're quite different from my photos!

Re Puppet Ponyo: wow... I don't think I've ever taken a photo of her back... ;b

sarah bailey knight said...

Hi ytsl,

Yes, I try to pick different photos.

Re Puppet Ponyo: She is so adorable and her hair cut from the back is so cute. Also please tell her that we enjoyed her company.