A Kanagawa woman who started a crowdfunding project last year to bankroll her search for a husband is on course to reap the ultimate dividend.

After meeting 11 suitors in the space of a month through the formal Japanese matchmaking tradition of omiai, 27-year-old Tomoko Takebe has found a man who intends to walk her down the aisle.

"I was scared to actually go through with the project, but doing it has allowed me to meet a really great person," said Takebe, whose project, titled "Is it OK if I like you? 26-year-old, 178-cm single woman is serious about omiai," raised over ¥500,000 through the crowdfunding platform Campfire.