Japanese design firm Torafu Architects has invented a wedding ring that, like all good relationships, gets better with age! The ring is gold with a silver-plated exterior. As the months and years go by the silver wears off to expose the golden center.
Kind of reminds me of a jawbreaker candy. Except, in this case, by the time you get to the center you're not wondering why you bought it in the first place. Hopefully.
Although gay marriage has no official status in Japan, this week Tokyo Disneyland announced it would begin allowing same-sex couples to wed on their property. This decision came after 27-year-old Koyuki Higashi inquired if it would be permitted for her to marry her partner there. This announcement is considered groundbreaking in a country where homosexuality is still a taboo topic. Via The Guardian:
Higashi and her partner have visited Disneyland to break their good news to Mickey Mouse, but have yet to set a date for the wedding. "Mickey first looked surprised to hear that we are a couple of girls," she said on her blog. "But we said we were there to thank him … and he celebrated with us."
Disney really does make dreams come true!