Yours truly with former child actor Hiroyuki Kawase, the star of two Godzilla movies from the 1970s.
The director and his star! Hiroyuki Kawase (left) and Yoshimitsu Banno (right) talked Smog Monster among many other topics. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Hiroyuki Kawase as he appears today. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Kawase-san was extremly friendly and approachable. Naturally, he doesn't think of himself as a movie star, having left the business altogether in the mid-'70s to focus on his schoolwork. But, given his connection with such icons as Godzilla and Akira Kurosawa, it's hard to see him as anything else.