Gay Wedding at Tokyo Disney Resort Inspires Manga

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Masuhara create manga with Hiyakoi's Emiko Sugiyama

Newlywed couple Koyuki Higashi and Hiroko Masuhara are the first same-sex couple to hold a wedding ceremony at Tokyo's Disney Resort, although Japan does not currently recognize same-sex marriages. The pair recited their vows last March and after gaining media attention, have inspired a manga titled Lesbian-teki Kekkon Seikatsu (Lesbian Married Life). Higashi and Masuhara created the manga with artist Emiko Sugiyama (Hiyakoi).

Publisher East Press released the manga on January 17 alongside a separate book, Futari no Mama kara, Kimitachi e, also by Higashi and Masuhara. The novel discusses the couple's desires to have a child.

[Via Okazu]

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