Man traverses entire country of Japan, mostly by foot, in order to propose to girlfriend

July 25, 2017 2:45 pm Last Updated: July 25, 2017 2:45 pm

Yasushi Takahashi, or Yassan, spent an entire six months proposing to his girlfriend. He walked through portions of every part of the country, trying to experience Japan fully, (climbing Mt. Fuji, going to hot springs, and the like), and also taking some pretty difficult roads.

“I wanted to write the world’s biggest proposal message,” he said.

So he did some research, and came up with the idea of doing this through a “GPS drawing” message—his plan was to write out, in huge letters, “Marry Me.”

And the size? The entire country of Japan.

Armed with a GPS and a map, Yassan plotted out his path and got to walking. He got so into this project, he began to work on it full time; meanwhile, his girlfriend had no idea what was going on.

He traveled mostly by foot, sometimes by car, ferry, or bike, taking both well-traveled and off-the-beaten path roads. All in all, he covered 7,163.7 kilometers of ground (over 4,000 miles), making this the world’s largest GPS drawing.

It took a full six months to write out the words “Marry Me,” complete with a heart covering the northern island of Hokkaido.

“When I was away, she could have lost her love for me,” he said. This was a legitimate worry during the walk.

But she didn’t.

“It wasn’t a waste of time,” he said after the fact. He explained his project, and she said yes! “It is a sweet memory,” he said.

H/T: Oddity Central