Tuesday, March 29, 2016
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Great Company on a Great Day!
Today is my birthday, and today I met director Yoshimitsu Banno for coffee at a cafe near his home. We had a great time talking about Toho history and his future projects. We were later joined by an artist named Kaneko-san, whom Banno-san is working with on one of his proposed films.
During the meeting, Kaneko-san sketched different ideas based on the concepts given to him by Banno-san. It was very interesting to watch the process unfold. It was the first time I'd ever seen something like that before!
Tomorrow is Banno-san's birthday, so I made sure to bring a gift for him. He enjoyed today's meeting, so hopefully the next one won't be too far in the future.
Thank you very much, Banno-san!