Sunday, November 29, 2015

DINNER WITH A SCREENWRITING LEGEND! Hiroyasu Yamaura Joins His Fans for Supper!

Yours truly with Hiroyasu Yamaura (left) and tokusatsu fan Toshiyuki (center) at a Japanese restaurant near Shin-Yurigaoka Station.

Pop quiz: What do Ultra Q (1966), Ultraman (1966-67), Space Giants (1966-67), Ultra Seven (1967-68), Mighty Jack (1968), Spectreman (1971-72), Kamen Rider (1971-73), Ultraman Ace (1972-73), Ultraman Taro (1973-74), Jumborg Ace (1973), Ultraman Leo (1974-75), Ultraman 80 (1980-81), Tokyo Blackout (1987), and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) all have in common? If you answered Hiroyasu Yamaura, you'd be correct!

On Saturday, November 28, I left work and immediately headed to Shin-Yurigaoka to join a dinner party that scriptwriter Hiroyasu Yamaura was throwing for his close friends and fans. I was invited to join the event, and I was excited to be a part of it.

Thankfully, when I arrived, there were still a good two hours left of the dinner, so I was able to enjoy most of it. Everyone was in excellent spirits, and many laughs were had. It was another reminder of why I love living in Japan so much!

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