Husbands Shout Their Love for Wives in Tokyo

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Husbands Shout Their Love for Wives in Tokyo
Thu 31-01-2013

Japanese husbands gathered to scream their feelings for their wives in Tokyo, they promised gratitude and extra tight hugs as well!

Japanese are known for modesty and reticence traditionally valued over outspokenness, so expressing deeper feelings like love has long been hard in Japan.

That's why dozens of Japanese men gather once a year ahead of Jan 31, which in Japanese is a play on the words for "Beloved Wife," to let their feelings fly.

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

The event, now in its 5th year, was thought up by Kiyotaka Yamana with the support of a local flower shop to urged Japanese men to show their affection in more explicit ways.

"The economy is getting better in Japan and I see a lot of Japanese married couples getting more active in deepening their relationships," Yamana said.

Wives in the audience laughed and clapped, especially when one man got down on his knees to offer his wife a bouquet.

"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 8 years we've been married. My heart pounded."