Is Otaku spouse hunting successful?
It is difficult to translate from Japanese to English directly sometime. Otaku and Spouse hunting are words we’re straggling to explain the words explicitly. According to Wikipedia, here is the explanations.
Otaku – Otaku (おたく/オタク) is a Japanese term used to refer to people with obsessive interests, particularly (but not limited to) anime and manga.
Spouse hunting is a type of activity to look for spouse when you really want to get married. We call the spouse hunting “Kon-katsu”. Kon comes from marriage (Kekkon) and Katsu does from an activity (Katsu-do). So you know, Japanese is very tricky language sometime:).
Generally speaking, Otaku people are so shy that it is difficult to find a girlfriend/boyfriend. Then some organization provides a place and chance to meet Otaku girls and Otaku boys for their marriage in the future. Interestingly, 50% of people who attend the events are able to find their partner there, according to an article. That makes sense very much. If both of them were Otaku, it would be very easy to understand why they do cosplay or buy anime figures a lot.
One of the couples who meet at the party get married at Washinomiya-shirine. If you love ‘Raki-Suta’, you know why they chose the place for their wedding. Yes, that’s the holy place of Raki-Suta.
You can find some pictures here.
Hope I have some time to take Cosplay wedding pictures in the future especially somewhere outside of Japan.