Given how the previous generation had used the “getting down on one knee” move to death, our generation was bestowed with the responsibility to get creative with our proposals. And we did come up with some out-of-the-box ideas which involved dancing and dogs. However, thanks to a Japanese man, the wedding proposal game has been upgraded to a whole new level.
According to the South China Morning Post, Yasushi Takahashi had performed the most elaborate wedding proposal for his wife by using the entire Japanese archipelago.
In July 2008, Takahashi left his company to ask his girlfriend of eight years to marry him. However, he wanted to make the world’s biggest proposal. So, he went on a six-month journey across Japan while using Google Earth to track his route.
Takahashi travelled 7160 km, covering the Honshu main island, Kyushu, Shikoku and the northernmost island of Hokkaido as well. He walked, slept in his car, took a few breaks and even braved an earthquake. And by doing so he wrote “Marry me”, with an arrow-struck heart at the end, all over Japan.
Check out his journey here:
Of course, Takahashi’s girlfriend said ‘yes’ to this elaborate marriage proposal. She said,
“It was a big surprise. I felt the greatest love in the world.”
Netizens were highly impressed with Takahashi’s imaginative wedding proposal and lauded him for going through with it.
Amazing and time well spent.
— A P Navin (@navwhy) April 11, 2019
Lol omg my heart… GAS PRICE (FAINTS ON FLOOR)
— xgreenmangox (@xgreenmangox) April 11, 2019
— ꍟ꒒ ꉓꀤꋪꉓꂦ ꀸꍟ ꒒ꍏ ꓄ꋪꍏꁅꍟꀸꀤꍏ (@Anfiteatro502) April 11, 2019
What if she said NO! Would "Yassan" drive back to erase the "Marry Me" Google earth data?
— Joshua Eture (@joshuaeture) April 10, 2019
wow! GPS art 🥰😍 https://t.co/yErIzvNKIn
— Hwee-Xian Tan (@hxtan_) April 11, 2019
Next level stuff…. https://t.co/6cXnrGOYoe
— Ameer (@sloppyameer) April 10, 2019
Now that's creative https://t.co/Cntjb5ZS4g
— Ahmad Alfawwaz (@Staa99) April 10, 2019
Most imaginative proposal I have ever seen. https://t.co/dvLnzMacnm
— DebraG13 (@DebraG0769) April 10, 2019
Takahashi was rewarded with the Guinness World Record for the largest GPS drawing by an individual. When the couple went to London for their honeymoon in June 2010, he made another drawing on the British capital (this time it was just a heart) for his bride. And now he plans to walk the coastlines and map the Japanese archipelago like the famous surveyor and cartographer, Ino Tadataka.