Lee Jin-gyu Marries His Pillow With Image of Fate Testarossa
Lee Jin-guy, 28, From Korea Marries His Dakimakura, Huggable Body Pillow, With An Image of Fate Testarossa on it
The Korean man seems to have found true love after marrying his body pillow in a special ceremony, dressing the pillow in a wedding dress and having a local priest perform the ceremony. The local media were all over the story and some have made fun of Lee Jin-gyu for marring a pillow when he should be out looking for a real wife. They referred to him as an 'otaku', which falls somewhere between obsessive and a nerd.
On one side of the dakimakura there is an image of Fate Testarossa, who is a character from the anime series magical girl called Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha. There is a picture of Lee Jin-gyu kissing his new pillow bride on the Metro.co.uk website.
One friend of his told the Metro that Lee Jin-gyu is obsessed with his pillow and that he takes it everywhere he goes.
'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.
This man marrying a pillow follows a theme of another man who married Nene Anegasaki, a video game character from the Nintendo DS game Love Plus.