Brad Pitt Has Come to Kyoto for Film PromotionShinkansen Was "Surreal"30 August 2022 - Kyoto//Tradition/Culture
"Burapi" has come to Kyoto... Brad Pitt, an American Hollywood actor who is known by the nickname "Burapi" in Japan, visited Japan to promote his film. On August 23, he took the Tokaido Shinkansen, which is associated with the bullet train in the movie, and arrived at JR Kyoto Station in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto. There was an excited commotion when people noticed Pitt's presence.
Pitt came to Japan to promote his latest movie "Bullet Train" which is based on Kotaro Isaka's novel "Maria Beetle" and will be released on September 1. The large-scale action movie is set on a fictional high-speed train, where an assassin played by Pitt engages in deadly battles with other assassins on board.
Taking a scene from the movie, Pitt boarded the Tokaido Shinkansen from JR Tokyo Station on the morning of August 23, and promoted the new movie to the press in the moving train. He was also joined by co-stars, including Hiroyuki Sanada. They got off the train at Kyoto Station around 2:00 p.m.
Along with director David Leitch and others, Pitt then moved to JR Tokai Tours Kyoto Branch at the Shinkansen Hachijo Gate on the first floor of Kyoto Station, where they were welcomed by the station master Shintaro Miyagawa and others with a rousing round of applause. Miyagawa asked, "Welcome to Kyoto. How was the Shinkansen?" Smiling broadly, Pitt answered, "It was surreal. It felt like we were on set again."
(Translated by Mie Hiuzon, Psyche et l’Amour, Inc.)
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