Retired Toho actor Tatsuyoshi Ehara. Photo by Brett Homenick.
On Friday, September 23, I was privileged to have lunch with former Toho actor Tatsuyoshi Ehara. Ehara-san began his acting career for Shochiku Studios in the 1940s as a child actor, but he made his mark at Toho Studios, appearing the Akira Kurosawa classics Sanjuro (1962) and Red Beard (1965).
His sole sci-fi credit was appearing as the guest star of episode 1 of Ultra Q (1966), which of course paved the way for television's tokusatsu boom. I enjoyed hanging with Ehara-san again for the first time in a few months.