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8:06 pm - 01/31/2013

Japanese Husbands Screaming In Public About How Much They Love Their Wives

On January 30th, Tokyo men overcome cultural norms to scream declarations of love to their significant others.

In Japanese culture, modesty and reticence are traditionally valued over outspokenness and expressions of love and appreciation are uncommon, even among married couples.

For the past 5 years, Tokyo's "Devoted Husbands Organization" has encouraged men to publically declare their feelings for their significant others on "Love Your Wife Day." The annual celebration falls on January 31st.

At the event, husbands stood onstage in a public park to express gratitude for everything from children to homemade lunches.

"I'm sorry that I've gained weight over the last seven years," a suit-clad man yelled. "But that's because the meals you cook are so delicious."

Another businessman took the stage to proclaim: "I can fly higher because you're with me. Please stand by me forever."

"I'll hug you very tight tonight," one husband promised. "Thank you for your love."

"He's very fabulous and manly today," said Yuko Todo, 33, after her husband Takeshi's performance. "It just reminded me how macho he used to be - I'd forgotten that in the eight years we've been married. My heart pounded."

The event ended with all participants shouting "I love you" together onstage.



D'awww :3 Good for them.
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blovesit 1st-Feb-2013 04:32 am (UTC)
this is amazing
mizumi10 1st-Feb-2013 04:33 am (UTC)
awwwww haha this is very sweet.
gambareletsgo 1st-Feb-2013 04:43 am (UTC)
wow we need more of you in this world
eevaleena 1st-Feb-2013 05:05 am (UTC)
OMG... this is awesome! And so very sweet! Baaaawwwwwwwwe......
riringo 1st-Feb-2013 05:08 am (UTC)'s so awsome..I'm so touched :")
shynanigans 1st-Feb-2013 05:20 am (UTC)
This is such an adorable, wonderful thing <3
miiss_hachiiko 1st-Feb-2013 05:25 am (UTC)
I love this so much. <3 It's so cute. x3
asaphira_sachi 1st-Feb-2013 05:25 am (UTC)
Rolemodels ♥
helenmaldon 1st-Feb-2013 05:41 am (UTC)
Awwww love this *^^*
kokoromaix 1st-Feb-2013 05:47 am (UTC)
So sweet, cute~ <3 :)
haruno21 1st-Feb-2013 06:01 am (UTC)
how embarrassing. I´d be sooooooooooooo pissed omg
umbrellaphone 1st-Feb-2013 06:21 am (UTC)
What do you mean?
xanithofdragons 1st-Feb-2013 06:06 am (UTC)
That's so sweet♥
momokaymac 1st-Feb-2013 06:24 am (UTC)
This is adorable lol. But it's not like I'd want it to happen to me though. Too awkward! But it'd be cute to watch others
goto 1st-Feb-2013 06:25 am (UTC)
cerraazizi 1st-Feb-2013 06:25 am (UTC)
D'awwww♥ :') This is just so adorably sweet; I'm turning into a mush inside~
bea_chan22 1st-Feb-2013 06:26 am (UTC)
Oh my, that's super sweet! <3
xxpeopleerrorxx 2nd-Feb-2013 06:02 am (UTC)
LOVE your profile pic. Dumb ways to die...XD

Edited at 2013-02-02 06:03 am (UTC)
leitoph 1st-Feb-2013 06:35 am (UTC)
Love Your Wife Day.

awkward yet so sweet~ *.*
love323able 1st-Feb-2013 06:39 am (UTC)
lol that's cute<3

but i don't want my husband saying that on that day. it'll just wouldn't feel satisfying, like say it any other day don't wait for that certain day
like how it's mothers and fathers day, you feel the NEED to say it
wait am i making sense?
asaphira_sachi 1st-Feb-2013 06:52 am (UTC)
I take the day's like an icebreaker for these husbands. There are ppl who feel awkward showing affections to parents in everyday life but choose to "break the ice" on mother/fathers' days :P
rizuka 1st-Feb-2013 07:03 am (UTC)
Where was this? Which park in Tokyo?? How come I missed this? (°_°)
umbrellaphone 1st-Feb-2013 07:11 am (UTC)
It seems to have been at Hibiya Park :3
mazzewsaurusrex 1st-Feb-2013 07:07 am (UTC)
D'awww ;.;
whited_79 1st-Feb-2013 07:53 am (UTC)
Awww! :)
cleotine 1st-Feb-2013 08:07 am (UTC)
Awwww *puppy-eyes*
That's so sweet~
hisjulliet 1st-Feb-2013 08:19 am (UTC)
that's so cute
citrine047 1st-Feb-2013 08:23 am (UTC)
can we have the rest of the world adapt this day?
senshicalico 1st-Feb-2013 08:40 am (UTC)
jaysus fuq this is too gd adorable.
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