What a great chance! Meeting a famous Kabuki actor! I live and work in Ikoma but yesterday I was invited by Nakamura sensei, the owner of Kansai International Academy, to go see Kabuki. Of course, I accepted.
I am sure happy that I did. This was not my first time to see Kabuki. I have seen Kabuki twice before in Tokyo. But this time, we had a special invitation to meet Ainosuke backstage during intermission!! I must assure you I was very excited, and a bit nervous.
But I didn’t have to be nervous. In fact, he is a really nice guy. Warm and generous. Of course, he was busy and we only had a few minutes to meet, but I was suitably impressed.
As for Kabuki, well, the only thing I can say is if you haven’t gone to see Kabuki, you should. The actors are top notch professional actors. The acting is powerful and convincing. And the stories will touch your heart. All in all it was a first rate experience.
Thank you Nakamura sensei!