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[MAGAZINE] Chiyuu [Jan 2009 issue] : Of Olympics 2008, softball team and yakiniku

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Quite unfortunately I do not have the scan of this one but this is nonetheless an interesting interview which touches on Masha and his days as photographer during the Beijing Olympics 2008 games. There are some very funny anecdotes in this interview or rather conversation between Masha and his I believe Olympic partner, Kodama Kiyoshi who was the main anchor in Beauty Or Beast and most recently, the father of Ryoma and in particular the following which left me chuckling a bit ...

F: Yes. Utsugi former Head Coach* sent me an email and asked that I organize a gold medal victory party for them, by treating the entire softball team to Yakiniku (grilled meat). That’s no small matter, the ladies all looked like they could each consume triple portions. If I say something like I had to find a cheaper place, she’d probably chew my head off! (laugh)



* Utsugi Taeko was the former Manager and Head Coach of the Japan Women's Softball team and a good friend of Masha



I remember the Beijing Olympics very well,  especially the opening ceremony which sort of annihilated all previous openings with its spectacular fireworks and the way the torch was lit. Every other opening ceremony after that will suffer, and yes I do pity London 2012. But then China had great director and cinematographer and visionary film maker Zhang Yimou as the director so yes, I do pity London 2012.

Read the entire interview translated by Izumisano at Masha Heart


I am looking for at least the cover of this issue. If you happen to have it and no matter how tiny it is I would love to add it to this post.

Anyway a surprise for you after Read More link.




Japan's Women Softball Team won the gold medal. He made good on his promise! How I know? The evidence!


You know looking at his hairstyle I wouldn't have known it was in 2008! He looks happy doing it! One of the goofiest expression I have seen of him. I found this in one of his fan's Facebook page. Thanks to Izumisano and River of MashaPlus Info Forums for the confirmation!



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