Bin Furuya, Mari Shimizu, and Hiroyuki Takano pose for photographers during intermission at a jazz concert in Tokyo. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Mirai Miracle sings jazz songs in both English and Japanese. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Yours truly with the original Ultraman suit actor, Bin Furuya.
Actress Yuriko Hishimi gets in on the fun as the audience starts dancing with the music. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Japanese heroes Bin Furuya and Hiroyuki Takano shake hands and agree to save the world once again. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Yours truly with actress-singer Grace Mika, who has co-starred with Bin Furuya onstage.
Hiroyuki Takano belts out the theme to Barom-1 during a karaoke after-party. Photo by Brett Homenick.
As for me, I sang "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel. Takano-san later told me that his favorite Billy Joel song is "New York State of Mind."
It was a great evening in so many ways, and I'm very glad to have attended. I'm also glad to have caught the train home in time! We were out so late it seemed entirely possible I could have missed it!