Many of you already know my relationship with
Director Honda, so I will not particularly get into that
here. But the fact that people still mention my name gKenji
Saharah when speaking about the Godzilla series or the Ultra
series, it is a gift, as to form a line with other actors or to be
cherished by the director as if I were his own child. To
become a part of the executive committee of the official homepage for my mentor, Ishiro Honda, is an honor.
My role as a member is mainly to gather comments from various actors
who were involved in the Honda films, as well as to support promoting
The actual contacting of the actors went fairly smoothly, since they
are my colleagues. However, it was a challenge to get them to
write comments for the site. But it made the task less hard
to think that I am gathering messages for Director Honda, and it also
feels like I traveled back in time and am contacting my peers like I
It has been quite a while since I felt such nostalgic fun, and perhaps
it is Director Honda who led me this way.
Also, the executive committee gatherings are all held at the home of
Ishiro Honda, so to be able to see gMamah (Mrs. Kimi Honda) is another
thing to look forward to.
Just like the director, Mama treated me so well, as if I was her
son. She had given me lots of advice, about both work and my
And now, those of us who gather here are a wonderful group of
colleagues, starting with gRyu-chanh (Director Hondafs son, Ryuji) and
others who love the Honda works, love film, love SFX, and more than
anything, love the personality and gentility of Director
Honda. I would like to continue to put in my full efforts to
help this to be the most attractive homepage possible, and to do my
best in other tasks I can do and in what is desired of me.
It is very hard to express in words, but I am filled with a grand
feeling as if I am working with Director Honda again.