Director Kensho Yamashita poses with a poster image of his first job as assistant director. Photo by Brett Homenick.
I'm glad I had the chance to meet Yamashita-san several times since last year. He joined me and designer Akihiko Iguchi for a small birthday dinner that Iguchi-san arranged for me in March. Yamashita-san and I rode the train after the dinner as he told me about working on Blue Christmas and Space Godzilla.
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Rest in peace, Yamashita-san.
UPDATE (9/3): Yamashita-san died of heart failure on August 16. Funeral services were held today.