While in Kyoto, I had a yen for a blessing. No, I'm not looking for my dropped contact lens. Actually, I paid ten yens for a blessing from a monk.
I had the opportunity to speak to some Star Wars fans in a mall in Tokyo. They were very gracious. Sitting to my right is Barrie Holland. He played Imperial Officer Lt. Renz in Return Of The Jedi. His signature line in the film "You rebel scum!" was a classic.
We took the train from Osaka to Tokyo. My traveling companions were a wild bunch. Barrie Holland, Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead), Lightning Bear (Legendary Native American Actor/Stuntman), and Ian Whyte who played The Predator in AVP.