Japanese Man Covers 4,500 Miles to Write World’s Biggest Proposal via GPS Drawing

The Beatles used to say that all you need is love and sometimes life simply points out that this is really all you need to be happy. Tokyo artist Yasushi Takahashi, a.k.a. Yassan, spent six months following an exact path while his GPS would record his every track, simply crossing Japan. At the end of his venture, the virtual canvas read “Marry Me”.
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Yassan is famous in Japan and even though years have past since he did the adventure, people still contact him to learn about it. In fact, his story was recently featured in a new advertorial campaign series called The Walkumentary Series by hiking shoes maker Hi-Tech.

It all started back in 2008, when Takahashi decided to propose to his girlfriend. Like any profound person out there, he was head over heals in loved with his SO, which meant it had to be special. Yassan, who was 31 back then, quit his job and planned a journey through Japan, one that would finally make him know all those places he would only hear stories off. Probably inspired by Skywriting, he managed to create his own romantic proposal using the GPS writing.

Yassan covered over 7,000 kilometers, mostly by foot and sometimes by car, ferry or bicycle, as every step was carefully planned ahead. After six months of trekking the whole country, the GPS records of his travels spelled the phrase he wanted, heart sign included. The adventurer also taped his entire trip and released a seven-minute video describing his epic journey through Japan.

We listed the 7-minute video below and also put Yassan’s part from the Walkumentary. One more thing, when we said the fellow’s proposal is a record braking venture we really meant it. Yassan’s GPS writing is officially the world’s largest marriage proposal and also holds the Guinness Record for the world’s biggest GPS drawing at 7,164 kilometers (4,451 miles) long. She said a... normal "Yes", but that was more than enough for the artist.

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