Why did figure star Yuzuru Hanyu announce her wedding at 11:11 p.m. on Aug. 4?
Japanese figure star Yuzuru Hanyu (羽生結弦-29) announced on social media on Thursday that she is married. The surprise announcement took Japan by surprise. He did not reveal who his wife is.
The date and time of the announcement (11:11 p.m. on Aug. 4), when the two-time Winter Olympics gold medalist in men’s figure skating (Sochi 2014 and Pyeongchang 2018) announced that he had registered his marriage, attracted attention.
August 4 is an auspicious day in Japan. First of all, it is the longest of the six days in the Japanese civilian calendar, known as the sixth day of the month (Rokuyo). It is said to be a day of success no matter what you do.
It is also the day of the ten thousandfold multiplication of a single rice seed. It’s also a good day to get married, open a business, move, etc. because it’s said that once you start working, you’ll achieve great results. If it coincides with another auspicious day, the effect is said to be even greater. In August, there are four alternate days and six full days. There are 4 days when they overlap.
However, the 4th is an angelic day that only occurs six times a year. It is a day when the heavens forgive the sins of all people, and it is celebrated as a great auspicious day because it is said that no obstacles arise due to the benefits of the heavens. In 2023, the three days that overlap with Angel Day are January 6, March 21, and August 4. The 4th is an alternative and has been considered the most fortunate day of the year in Japan. There have also been several wedding announcements in the Japanese entertainment industry. It seems that Hanyu chose not only the date of the wedding announcement, but also the time. 11:11 p.m. is the time when the number “1” overlaps four times, symbolizing the best.
After finishing fourth at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and turning pro in July of the same year, he took to social media to thank his fans and say he will continue to skate hard.
“Thank you for always supporting me,” he wrote. Even though I’m still immature as a human being, your support, expectations, and gaze have given me immeasurable 먹튀검증 strength,” he said. “I will continue to work hard and evolve so that I can show the best version of myself with my life,” he added.
Hanyu has a huge fan following in South Korea. In addition to his two Olympic gold medals, he is the only male athlete in history to win every major title in the sport, including two world championships, three ISU Grand Prix Finals, four continental championships, a junior world championship, and a junior Grand Prix Final. He and Cha Jun-hwan (22, Korea University) were coached by Brian Osser in Canada. Cha parted ways with Osser after winning a silver medal at this year’s World Championships.