Ultraman approves! Former Ultraman suit actor Bin Furuya poses for the cameras immediately following his performance onstage. Photo by Brett Homenick.
I was recently invited to view a performance on Bin Furuya's new stage play at in Asakusa, which recently wrapped. Its title, which translates as "Under the Sky of the Six Wards," was a postwar tale of Japan with plenty of humor but also some dramatic moments.
Yours truly with Furuya-san. It's been a while since our last meeting, but it is always fun to catch up with Ultraman!
A leaflet for "Under the Sky of the Six Wards," starring Bin Furuya, which ran from October 8 through October 10.
A couple of days after seeing the play, Furuya-san called me to thank me for coming out to see it. It, of course, was my pleasure. But Furuya-san is the real deal, so his phone call was just a reflection of the gentleman he is.
Under the night sky of Asakusa.