Wednesday, March 26, 2008 5:18:08 PM
Miyazaki has his personal office "2-bariki". (二馬力) It means 2 horse power and sometimes double-income family. Therefore the office is managed by Miyazaki and his wife. 2-bariki manages Miyazaki's copyright and is placed in Buta-ya(豚屋, pig house) that is a atelier owned by Miyazaki. It's near Studio Ghibli. You can see Butaya here.
However, the real reason of naming 2-bariki comes from Citroen 2CV. Miyazaki is a big fan of 2CV and a long user of it. 2CV is rather a bread-and-butter car. Now, Miyazaki has become very rich though, he never uses Mercedes or BMW or Lexus. That's how he is.
In NHK program, I saw he drived a gray 2CV. As 2CV production ended in 1990, his 2CV might be more than 20 years old.
The program showed another scene Miyazaki drived a VW. It isn't a expencive car either.
Upper : Miyazaki and his 2CV, from NHK program "Professional"
Right : Clarisse drives 2CV, from Lupin the 3rd
In Zassou-Note, we can see a episode of his 2CV below.