Shinichi Yanagisawa plays the drums at the HUB Asakusa. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Yanagisawa-san sings English-language jazz songs in Asakusa. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Shinichi Yanagisawa is best known to film buffs for his movie roles at Nikkatsu Studios during the 1950s and Shochiku Studios in the '60s. It was there that he played Miyamoto in The X from Outer Space (1967).
I'm enjoying my bimonthly travels to Asakusa, and I'm becoming more and more familiar with jazz (which, admittedly, was not a music genre I was particularly fond about before moving to Japan). It's always important to expand one's horizons.
Oh, and the All-Stars knocked it out of the park once again!