Shigeo Kato poses with Daibutsu in Kamakura. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Daibutsu is large and in charge in Kamakura! Photo by Brett Homenick.
The weather was on our side, too, as it was a beautiful day. We walked around the statue and snapped a few photos.
Say cheese! Even though the sun was in our eyes, we did our best to look into the camera!
After visiting Daibutsu, we made our way to a nearby cafe and enjoyed some chocolate cake. Kato-san told me more stories about his acting career. At one point, I got out my camera to show him some photos from the recent event I attended with Akira Kubo and Yoshio Tsuchiya. When I showed him my photo with Tsuchiya-san, he pointed at me and asked if that was Kubo-san. I laughed and told him it was me. I've been told I look like Akira Kubo before, but not by a Toho actor!
After that, we wrapped things up and went to the bus stop to go back to Kamakura Station. We had several minutes before the bus arrived, so I played around with my camera. I took several black-and-white shots, one of which is below.
Trust me when I say that Shigeo Kato is even cooler than he looks. Thank you very much, Kato-san!