Yours truly with the special guests at the Bruce Lee special birthday event in Tokyo.
Actor Daiki Kato has appeared in several 1970s-era Japanese SFX movies and TV programs. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Actor Shinzo Hotta addresses the audience and talks about his experiences making action movies and TV series. Photo by Brett Homenick.
The legendary Riki Hashimoto recalls his memories of working with Bruce Lee. Photo by Brett Homenick.
All the special guests were given their own birthday cakes at the event. Photo by Brett Homenick.
After the guests talked about their careers and their various connections with Hong Kong cinema, attendees could get items signed, pose for pictures, and generally mingle with the guests. I brought all three of my Daimjin DVD covers for Hashimoto-san to sign. Suffice it to say, they look great!
Yours truly with Riki Hashimoto, a true living legend of Japanese and Hong Kong cinema.
Shaking hands with Daiki Kato. a suit actor for many enjoyable movies and TV programs.
Posing with veteran Toei actor Shinzo Hotta. Even though he's adept at playing bad guys, he's as nice as they come!
The only way the event could have been any better is if Bruce Lee himself joined us. But I have to believe he was smiling down on us from above. The love and admiration he was shown was second to none. Many thanks to everyone involved!