Tsuburaya Productions director Eizo Yamagiwa at a Chinese restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Yamagiwa-san signs a book about Return of Ultraman that he presented to me as a gift. Photo by Brett Homenick.
Shortly after we met in Shibuya, we exchanged gifts. I gave him a box of traditional Japanese snacks, and Yamagiwa-san gave me a book about the making of Return of Ultraman in which he is interviewed. Suffice it to say, I was amazed!
We spoke for a couple of hours about a variety of subjects, everything from the Ultra-series to Humphrey Bogart. I always enjoy these one-on-one meetings with luminaries from the world of Japanese entertainment. Many thanks to Yamagiwa-san for his generosity!