Teruyoshi Nakano and Takashi Naganuma share memories of their SFX careers. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Tonight was another fun evening spent in the company of two tokusatsu titans from Toho Studios, namely Teruyoshi Nakano and Takashi Naganuma.
Teruyoshi Nakano answers questions about tokusatsu techniques. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Nakano-san and Naganuma-san are two of the nicest gents you could ever meet. (I know I say that about a number of people, but if the shoe fits...) I brought a DVD sleeve of The Imperial Navy (1981) and a booklet for Submersion of Japan (1973) for Nakano-san to sign, and both items look great with his autograph.
Getting ready for dinner with Teruyoshi Nakano.
As always, we all shared many laughs, and a great time was had by all. I make it a point to attend as many of these shindigs as I can. After all, stuff like this is why I came to Japan in the first place!
A double thumbs-up from Takashi Naganuma and yours truly!
And so the weekend officially comes to a close. Gotta get ready for work tomorrow. But what an incredible weekend it was!