Love more than being loved

Jun Miura

Today nothing is permanent.

In such an age, how people’s love for home town and love for humanity are changed? We asked Jun Miura.
“Love” sounds rather heavy. For example, Love for home town.
It sounds too pushy and we want to escape from it. I believe that “Home LOVE” may sound friendlier.

I heard that the advertising slogan for the 140th anniversary is “100% love for Tochigi”.
I think saying 100% sounds too much (lol).

I think “30% love for Tochigi” sounds more realistic.
100% sounds too heavy because it kinda forces people not to see anything else.
So young people may want to leave from Tochigi.
It is not nice to show negative attitudes to the young people leaving out. I think such a way of thinking is old fashioned.

As the society keeps changing, our way of thinking also should follow the trend.

People say automation will change our lives and human interaction will be further diluted.
But I don’t see that way. Perhaps everyone wants to connect more.
I believe that those who can love without expecting anything will become happy in the age to come.

un Miura
Born in 1958 in Kyoto. Illustrator etc. Started his professional manga artist career when he was a university student of Musashino Art University. Awarded the 1997 New Word/ Trendy Word Prize for his “My Boom”. He wrote several books such as “Iden & Tity”. “Jinsei Ero Ero” and “Nai-Shigoto no Tsukurikata”. At the “Katteni Kankokyokai” a tourism association promoting prefectures without being asked, he created “Soba Yuba Romance” song for Tochigi and tourism posters.