With actor Katsuhiko Sasaki backstage, following a live performance in Asakusa, Tokyo.
Snow in the South Seas features music, comedy, drama and just about everything else, and the audience with whom I saw it (nearly a packed house) enjoyed it immensely. While it was based on Kato's real-life experiences putting on theatrical plays in New Guinea for Japanese soldiers during World War II, much of it was exaggerated for dramatic (and comedic) effect.
When the show was over, Yasushi and I were invited backstage to meet Katsuhiko Sasaki, who played a Japanese military officer. As usual, Sasaki-san was in great spirits, and we congratulated him on a job well done.