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   xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Mar 11 12:06 AM

Mar 11, 2010: Dakimakura... Pillow Talk

Wedding night pillow talk, between a Korean man and his... uh, pillow.

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.

On the up side, no mother-in-law, no ex-boyfriend baggage, and no kids.

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.
Aw c'mon, he has friends? Friends don't let friends marry pillows.



stevecrm  Thursday Mar 11 03:07 AM

I thought about marrying a pillow once then relised it could not do the washing, hoovering (vacuuming), clean the toilet etc.

So I married a woman instead, after ten years of marriage I relised I should have stuck with the pillow so I got divorced. Now I am just looking for the right pillow for me

Griff  Thursday Mar 11 06:31 AM

I hope he's not the bed burner who shows up here occasionally.

Adak  Thursday Mar 11 07:21 AM

This is so sad - so lonely - yet so funny.

Won't be funny though when his "wife"'s pillowy boy-friend shows up and beats the stuffing out of poor Lee, and runs off with his bride.

The mind boggles at the practical jokes you could pull on poor Lee!

Sheldonrs  Thursday Mar 11 07:38 AM

Is it cheating if he sleeps face down on a comforter?

newtimer  Thursday Mar 11 08:10 AM

"...and takes it everywhere,' said his one friend."

Fixed it!

spudcon  Thursday Mar 11 09:30 AM

Coming to a country near care for pillow wives.

Trilby  Thursday Mar 11 09:45 AM

It's the Japanese version of Lars and the Real Girl.

lumberjim  Thursday Mar 11 10:04 AM

not the same guy?

xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Mar 11 11:03 AM

No, different guy, different chick... er, pillow.

Eclipse  Thursday Mar 11 10:47 PM

Originally Posted by Sheldonrs View Post
Is it cheating if he sleeps face down on a comforter?
Only if the comforter has a face on it.

dmg1969  Friday Mar 12 12:46 PM

As bad as his actually marrying a pillow is...what does it say about the "priest" who preformed the ceremony?

How does that conversation go?

Groom-to-be: Hello, yes I would like to have you to marry myself and my future wife.

Priest: OK, are you of the same faith?

Groom-to-be: Ummmmmmmm.....yes.

Priest: Why the long pause?

Groom-to-be: Well, my future wife is a pillow.

Priest: I see. What the hell do I care. I still get paid.

xoxoxoBruce  Friday Mar 12 08:54 PM

Japan has priests for all kinds of religions.

ZenGum  Saturday Mar 13 07:23 AM

Japanese people will sometimes do both shinto and christian/western weddings; some tall blond foreigners get well-paid gigs impersonating priests.
This guy is weird and is doin it wrong (life) but by Japanese standards, he isn't very weird.

Gravdigr  Saturday Mar 13 04:08 PM

Why doesn't he just say he likes to beat off to badly drawn, big-eyed pictures of prepubescent girls.

I'm a-thinkin' that pillow is sticky in short order.

spudcon  Saturday Mar 13 08:57 PM

Does he get to claim his pillow as a dependent on his taxes?

ZenGum  Monday Mar 15 04:02 AM

That would be a special case, but he might slip it onto the balance sheet.

classicman  Monday Mar 15 10:53 AM

Is is cover-ed by his medical insurance or a blanket policy?

kerosene  Friday Mar 19 10:48 PM

All this fluff-must be a sham.

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