I was honestly surprised at the sudden after-the-fact report. I feel as if I have been neglected.
On July 18, his office released the following statement on its website.
On the occasion of July 18, the third anniversary of the death of Haruma Miura, we would like to inform you that his ashes were recently laid at Tsukiji Honganji Temple, in accordance with his mother’s wish to “provide a place where fans can be close to her heart.
Fans are said to be greatly perplexed by this sudden report from the office. Upon seeing this announcement, the aforementioned female fan visited Tsukiji Hongwanji just before the end of the temple’s service hours on the day of the announcement. However, she was not able to place the flowers she had brought with her because the altar had not been set up.
He said, “Even though it has been two years since his death, there has never been a ‘farewell party’ held for his fans because of Corona. Still, it was the third anniversary of his death, and I had been waiting and hoping for a ‘farewell party’ to be held now that there were no restrictions on coronas. However, all we were waiting for was the announcement that the bones had been delivered the other day.
Some fans were unable to even visit the shrine because of the abrupt announcement. Another woman from Fukuoka came to Tokyo a few days before the anniversary of his death. She was on her way home after visiting Miura’s hometown, Hokota Beach (in Ibaraki Prefecture’s Hokota City), where Miura often enjoyed surfing, and a tsukudani restaurant that has become a sacred place among his fans.
He was on his way home when he made a sudden announcement: “It’s too much to be announced at this time. At the funeral of Mr. Abe (Shinzo, former prime minister, 67 years old), they set up a flower stand for several days, but how much relief it would be if they could at least provide such an opportunity for just one day. ……
Even today, many fans are still in disbelief about the way the office handled the situation immediately after the incident. Furthermore, some weekly magazines reported that the mother may have been involved in financial troubles, and the huge gap between the office, the bereaved family, and the fans remains unresolved.
In addition to the report on the remains of the deceased, the office also announced the following
In addition to the report on the bereaved family, the office also made the following announcement: “We are still deeply concerned by the persistent coverage of the bereaved family by some weekly magazines and other media, as well as by the excessive behavior at demonstrations and rallies.
The office also made an announcement saying, “We are still deeply saddened by the persistent coverage of the bereaved family by some weekly magazines and other media, as well as by the excessive behavior at demonstrations and rallies. It is probably true that the office is having a hard time dealing with these fans. There are some factors that should be taken into consideration.
But I still think it’s wrong to shut out all fans. I don’t think Haruma-kun would be happy if all fans were excluded along with such people” (female fan who came to Tokyo from Fukuoka).
Fans who still have not healed from their loss are wandering around the places associated with Miura, calling it a “pilgrimage to the holy land. The sight of them was filled with regret that they could not even say goodbye. I think the best memorial service for Miura would be for both sides to come together as soon as possible.