â€œShe 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!â€
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 â€“ a group that recently enjoyed its annual although not exactly jam-packed, â€˜shouting love in the centre of a cabbage field’ event.
Held in the village of Tsumagoi â€“ which when translated literally means â€˜wife love’ â€“ 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.