“She says I wasn’t kind, didn’t show affection. She’s been watching too many TV dramas! Japanese men of my generation don’t go around telling their wives they love them!”
Whilst the above quote may well be true for many Japanese men of a certain age, it certainly shouldn’t be applied to males as a whole, and especially not those belonging to the Japan Wife Lovers Association – a group that recently enjoyed its annual although not exactly jam-packed, ‘shouting love in the centre of a cabbage field’ event.
Held in the village of Tsumagoi – which when translated literally means ‘wife love’ – the loud-mouthed love-in allowed the likes of Yasunobu Suga (possibly pictured above) to boldly bawl amongst the brassica, with the 46-year-old unabashedly boasting, “I felt great because I could shout out my message without being embarrassed.”
Quite why however wasn’t disclosed.