Meet The Directors 4

  • June 04, 2020

*Director Kairi Narita / Actor, Narrato

1. ProfileHe was still in elementary school when he decided he would grow up to be an actor, and after graduating from high school, he joined the Youth Theater Institute of Japan. Until now, he has appeared in plays, movies, and more with an emphasis on stage performance. His voice has also made a number of solo appearances as a narrator for TV and radio. As of this year, he has been doing his best to balance work, nature, and agricultural life as he splits his time between Tokyo and Chiba.

2. How did you become involved in this organization?
A. I was invited by the president who was my classmate in school, but I also attended the same high school as Mika, who was in the grade below me. It all boils down to these mysterious connections.

3. What unique value can you provide the organization?
A. I once performed alongside children with disabilities when I was a part of a play based on a fairytale. Emotional resonance is the core of drama, and I was humbled to be a part of something that transcended age, gender, and abledness. I hope that the skills I’ve gained in 30 years of acting experience will help me contribute to the organization’s activities.

4. What kinds of activities are you looking forward to?
A. Whether it’s stage plays, movies, or narration, I would love to come into contact with creators passionate about their message. I want to treasure each day without forgetting the natural world or the universal laws of reason regardless of the passage of time or changes to society and its values.

5. What message would you like to share regarding the current COVID crisis?
A. There comes a time for everyone when we must leave this world. Cancer, which is said to not have been a concern during the Edo period several hundred years ago, is now the leading cause of death. The fear of COVID may ultimately equate to the fear of death, but what’s important is how we live. How should we live our lives and be fulfilled by them? We need to live our lives fully, and to enjoy our time. I think that’s all we can do. Coronavirus has given me much to think about.

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