Take in the beauty at Okinawa's ‘Gorilla Chop’ rock

Photo by Shoji Kudaka
Photo by Shoji Kudaka

Take in the beauty at Okinawa's ‘Gorilla Chop’ rock

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

Beachgoers to Okinawa’s Motobu Town area may have come across a unique rock formation as they check out its surrounding coral and schools of tropical fish that live there. This huge rock is known as the “Gorilla Chop,” a moniker it earned because it looks like a gorilla performing a karate chop. Can you see it now?

You may catch a glimpse of this unofficial landmark on your way to Sakimotobu Ryokuchi Koen, so make sure to stop next time you can travel off base and get a closer look. To me, the rock seems to pose like a large ape reaching for a blonde star or getting ready for a fight with Godzilla

(No ties to King Kong or Donkey Kong have been confirmed.)

 

 

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