Flash mob marriage proposals are growing in popularity, especially among young people, with event planning agencies offering services from arranging dance lessons to providing dancers.

Osaka-based Emotion Rise, which was launched about three years ago, is one such agency helping to organize flash mob events. It also has branches in Tokyo, Nagoya and Fukuoka.

Of the roughly 500 requests it receives annually to orchestrate flash mob events, about 70 percent are for wedding parties and the remainder for marriage proposals at commercial or other public venues, according to the company.