For the primary time, Japan witnessed 178 individuals with the identical first and second names gathering beneath one roof.
The historic occasion was then licensed by the Guinness E book of World Information. The 178 individuals have been every named Hirokazu Tanaka to rejoice the bizarre feat.
Earlier in 2005, American businesswoman Martha Stewart broke the report of 164 individuals named ‘Martha Stewart’ nonetheless the Japanese have taken the prize.
The gathering was organized by Hirokazu Tanaka, a company worker hailing from Tokyo. The Mainichi Shimbun reported that Tanaka turned concerned with individuals who had the identical title as his in 1994 after he noticed baseball participant Hirokazu Tanaka get into Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes.
This was the third try by the Hirokazu Tanakas to create a report of their title efficiently as these makes an attempt have been made in 2011 and 2017 which ultimately failed as solely 71 and 87 individuals might take part. This yr’s occasion noticed the youngest participant of three-year-old, whereas the oldest participant was 80, and one other travelling all the best way from Hanoi to Vietnam to be part of the occasion.
The report had some strict stipulating that the title when written in Chinese language will need to have precisely the identical letters or characters as a result of the Chinese language language can have totally different characters.
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— Guinness World Information (@GWR) October 29, 2022
Within the official video shared on Twitter, the boys have been wearing matching T-shirts bearing their names and attended the occasion.