A back alley in Motoazabu (Minato-ku) lined with hideaway stores. One night, there was a man in a tight-fitting jacket and pants with a handkerchief peeking out from his chest, exuding an aura as if he were a movie actor.
He was Koji Imada (57). With his cell phone in hand, he wandered around the restaurant and headed for a famous Japanese restaurant that is frequented by gourmets.
After two and a half hours of enjoying the food with Daisuke Miyagawa (50) and his fellow comedians, Imada next went to a bar in Azabu Juban, where he met Kenji Tamura (50) and other comedians. Tamura Kenji (50) and his friends joined them, and they left the bar around the time the date changed.
The party seemed to end there, but they took a cab to Daikanyama and went on to the third bar.
Takashi Okamura, 52, of “Ninety-Nine,” who was a representative of the “Alone Club,” a gathering of single male comedians, got married in 2008 and is now the father of a child. Imada has been inspired by Okamura’s stories of married life and child rearing,” said a source close to the entertainment industry.
(A source close to the entertainment industry) “It was a drinking party full of old men, and there were no women in sight, but will he be able to achieve his goal before his 60th birthday?
From the May 26, 2023 issue of FRIDAY
PHOTO： Takayuki Ogawauchi