Ever since I was a child, I have never liked my hometown of Hakodate.
It was rustic, tacky, and lacking in freedom, and while I disliked it in any way, I also developed a longing to go somewhere else, and upon graduating from high school, I left my hometown.
However, every time he returned to his hometown, he began to feel a sense of loneliness toward his hometown, which was depopulated and declining.
Although he wanted to do something about it, he did not know what to do and drifted back into his own daily life.
Then last fall, I had an opportunity to share my feelings with others, and I learned that my thoughts, which I had been holding alone, could be connected to the thoughts of two or ten people.
Hakodate is a treasure house of food,
I believe that by communicating about the wonderful producers and foodstuffs, the city will be able to create a new community.
I was convinced that what I could do was to take pictures and let people know about Hakodate's charms.
I finally understood the value of my hometown when I became an adult.
There are as many different feelings for one's hometown as there are people.
Local cities are in deep distress, and my hometown of Hakodate is no exception.
I want my hometown to be as livable as possible and a place I want to return to.
I want it to be a town where people can say and be told that it used to be a good town, not just say that it used to be a good town.
Someone, even in a land I don't know, is weaving thoughts and feelings.
and trying to protect what is important to them.