Japanese man traveled 6,000 kilometers to make an original proposal (4 photos + 1 video)

19 December 2022

In 2008, the Japanese Yasushi "Yassan" Takahashi decided to find original way to propose to your girlfriend. For this he went on a journey during which he had to pass 7163 kilometers in six months.

In order to propose, Takahashi, during his journey, created the world's largest GPS work of art - the inscription "Marry marry me" with a heart pierced by an arrow. This brought him not only hand and heart of the beloved, but also a place in the Guinness Book of Records.

In order to write this message into the GPS, Takahashi has come a long way from the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan to the shores of Kagoshima in southern extremity of the country. For this, he quit his job and started his own a six-month journey on his 31st birthday. Before your GPS travel Takahashi never left Tokyo. In the end, he passed all over the country, mostly sleeping in the car. Of course, my friend couldn't. refuse him and said "yes"!

GPS-pictures are seriously captivated by the Japanese. Today Takahashi has created over 1,000 works of art using GPS, with a length of more than 100,000 kilometers in 24 countries.

The art of GPS is when you use a tracking app their movements along certain routes to create an image on Google Maps or Strava (fitness tracking app). You turn on the GPS tracker, go to the desired points according to the previously laid routes and it follows you. When you're done, you download marked on the map on the Internet - and the work is ready. Picture on GPS does not occur by chance. Her need is really accurate art.

Michael Wallace, or WallyGPX, is one of the most famous online artists on Strava. He completed over 700 works in his own way. city. Using GPS tracking, he even created a map of the world and a scene from the game Donkey Kong. "What I do is more like an artist painting sketch, he says. While I am cycling around the city, I like I'm carrying an imaginary digital spray can of paint that leaves a wide trail behind me."

Wallace rides a bike, Takahashi walks more, and some create GPS artwork with cars. The main thing - have an original idea that you would like to see on the streets. But you don't need to be an expert for this. Anyone can plan route and use the GPS, Google Earth or Strava apps to creating your own unique and possibly record-breaking work. All it takes is a little imagination and a lot of dedication.

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