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Monday, February 8, 2016

A GREAT SUCCESS IN SHIN-YURIGAOKA! Seeing a New Play by a Screenwriting Veteran!

Hiroyasu Yamaura, Fumiko Narisawa, and Tomoko Ogawa receive an ovation from the audience following a successful performance. Photo by Brett Homenick.

On Sunday, February 7, I attended a performance of Hiroyasu Yamaura's latest play in Shin-Yurigaoka. Yamaura-san wrote it, and the play itself was largely a one-woman performance (played masterfully by Fumiko Narisawa), while Tomoko Ogawa played the piano.


I was joined by several of my friends, and we congratulated Yamaura-san on a job well done. Afterward, we were invited to join Yamaura-san (along with the cast and crew) to dinner.

Hiroyasu Yamaura enjoyed himself immensely at the after-party. Photo by Brett Homenick.

Several of us made our way over to a nearby Japanese restaurant and had a course meal for dinner. It was rather delicious, but I enjoyed the conversations more than the meal.

Yamaura-san listens as Masahiko Shiraishi speaks. Photo by Brett Homenick.

The stage director of the play was Masahiko Shiraishi, a former Toho SFX staff member and an author of some of the most in-depth books about tokusatsu movies and TV programs. It was great to have him join us for dinner.

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