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True love can take many forms. In this case, it has taken the form of a Korean man falling in love with, and eventually marrying, a large pillow with a picture of a woman on it.
Lee Jin-gyu fell for his ‘dakimakura’ – a kind of large, huggable pillow from Japan, often with a picture of a popular anime character printed on the side.
In Lee’s case, his beloved pillow has an image of Fate Testarossa, from the ‘magical girl’ anime series Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha.
Now the 28-year-old otaku (a Japanese term that roughly translates to somewhere between ‘obsessive’ and ‘nerd’) has wed the pillow in a special ceremony, after fitting it out with a wedding dress for the service in front of a local priest. Their nuptials were eagerly chronicled by the local media.
‘He is completely obsessed with this pillow and takes it everywhere,’ said one friend.
‘They go out to the park or the funfair where it will go on all the rides with him. Then when he goes out to eat he takes it with him and it gets its own seat and its own meal,’ they added.
After a period of experiential pillow-talk, the Diocese of Huron has called for appropriate liturgies to bolster the love, mutual fidelity and support that Anglican pillows model every day for the church and wider community. A liturgical resource is approved for use in the Diocese of Huron. These celebrations are understood to be a pastoral response to pillow-sex in our communities. The rite is to be part of a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. It is noted that there is to be no exchange of vows, no exchange of pillow-cases and no nuptial bedding.