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    A Japanese artist travelled over 4,349 miles in order to create the most romantic marriage proposal using GPS tracking technology. His GPS drawing was certified as the largest by Guinness.

    MOSCOW, December 4 (Sputnik) — A Japanese artist spent six months travelling across Japan in order to create the most romantic marriage proposal.

    "Japanese artist Yasushi Takahashi, aka Yassan,  left his job to travel through Japan, covering more than 4,349 miles (7,000 kilometres) in six months, mostly on foot and sometimes by car, ferry or bicycle," the Daily Mail reported.

    GPS technology helped Yasushi to mark his every step "from Hokkaido island to Hyodo Cliff on Kyushu island, where the trek ended," the media outlet elaborates. At the end of his journey, the GPS records turned into a giant phrase "Marry Me" with a heart pierced with an arrow. The image created by Yassan on June 9, 2010 was a proposal to his girlfriend. And according to the artist the girl said "Yes."

    "I wanted to write the world's biggest proposal, and I found GPS drawing was the way to do it," said the artist as quoted by the Daily Mail.

    In order to carry out his romantic trip and create a piece of art Yassan quit his job in 2008. Besides GPS drawing the artist said he also wanted to "experience Japan I only know in books," VentureBeat points out. Video footage of Yassan's epic journey included walking long distances and even climbing Mt. Fuji.

    It is worth mentioning that the unique marriage proposal has been already certified by Guinness as the world's largest GPS drawing.


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