Sunday, October 12, 2014

BIN FURUYA'S PLAY IN ASAKUSA! The Ultraman Actor Wraps His Starring Role in a Stage Performance!

Ultraman approves! Former Ultraman suit actor Bin Furuya poses for the cameras immediately following his performance onstage. Photo by Brett Homenick.

I was recently invited to view a performance on Bin Furuya's new stage play at in Asakusa, which recently wrapped. Its title, which translates as "Under the Sky of the Six Wards," was a postwar tale of Japan with plenty of humor but also some dramatic moments.

Yours truly with Furuya-san. It's been a while since our last meeting, but it is always fun to catch up with Ultraman!

Seeing Furuya-san's play gave me a chance to see him sing and even perform some tap-dancing! I've known for a long time that Furuya-san was a man of many talents, but he continues to prove it in all he does!

A leaflet for "Under the Sky of the Six Wards," starring Bin Furuya, which ran from October 8 through October 10.

A couple of days after seeing the play, Furuya-san called me to thank me for coming out to see it. It, of course, was my pleasure. But Furuya-san is the real deal, so his phone call was just a reflection of the gentleman he is.

Under the night sky of Asakusa.

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