Actor Shoji Mori. Photo by Brett Homenick.
On Saturday evening, September 9, actor Shoji Mori hosted another discussion of Edo and old Tokyo culture. The crowd was a bit more intimate than usual, and I'm sure the last-minute announcement of the event had a lot to do with that. But I prefer smaller crowds, anyway, so it was a bonus in my book.
As readers of this blog ought to know by now, Shoji Mori began his career primarily in television during the mid-1960s, but by the '70s he began appearing in some notable films. Among his credits are: Zatoichi and the One-Armed Swordsman (1971), Woman Gambler's Iron Rule (1971), Zatoichi in Desperation (1972), and Slaughter in the Snow (1973). On TV, Mori-san appears in episode 3 of Kamen Rider Super-1 (1980-81), and episode 3 of the third season of the Shin Zatoichi TV series (1979).
It was another fun evening, and Mori-san, as always, was a true gentleman. See you again soon!