13th March 2019, I was invited to a ceremonial party for Japan Theatre Magazine Prize.
My director Mme. Masako Okada has been chosen for her lifetime achievement in theatre, especially her latest world of “Moi Ota, le riviere d’Hiroshima” a French play, was well received.
I was invited as performing Ota the title role of the play.
Though Masako Okada is worldly well known in French theatre scene, and been knighted from the French government, recent Japanese theatre society looks little on her.
Thus this prize from Theatre Magazine seeing her life time achievement in Japanese theatre is very very important.
What she taught and introduced from French theatre, directly through Nicolas Bataille and Bella Reine, bore and inspired so may important people such as Tamasaburo Bando.
I am honored to be there with her.