Sunglasses and an orange mask. Brad Pitt, 58, stepped off the Shinkansen in a rough style, wearing denim overalls and red sneakers, and waved to the many fans waiting for him on the platform at Kyoto Station.
Brad Pitt is known as a big Japanophile, and this is his 14th visit to Japan, but he has only held promotions in Tokyo so far. The last time he came to Japan in 2007, he said, ‘I like Tokyo, but I want to visit other places,’ and he was very excited to be in Kyoto for his first promotion.
On August 22, Brahpi came to Japan to promote “Bread Train,” a film in which he stars, and attended an event held at the Koyasan Tokyo Betsuin temple in Minato Ward, Tokyo, to ward off bad luck from the film. The following day, on the 23rd, he boarded a bullet train from Tokyo Station for the Japan Premium Preview in Kyoto.
The film tells the story of Ladybug, the world’s unluckiest assassin played by Brappi, who boards a super-fast train from Tokyo to Kyoto and is targeted by a succession of assassins, even though she has no knowledge of their actions. This Hollywood blockbuster is based on the best-selling novel “Maria Beetle” by Kotaro Isaka (51).
In line with the storyline of the film, a red carpet was rolled out for the first time ever on the chartered Shinkansen Nozomi train as Blapi and his party boarded from Tokyo Station, and the event was held on board the train as it traveled to Kyoto.
At Tokyo Station, Blapi was quite excited, taking photos of fans with his electronic passmo in hand and responding to fans with kisses and throws. At Kyoto Station, there were even more fans in the crowd, so as soon as he got off the bullet train, he was a bit taken aback by the rush of fans, but he immediately responded by waving to them, which was a divine response, as one would expect from a passionate fan who had boarded the bullet train from Tokyo Station.
After the premiere in Kyoto that day, the group flew back to Tokyo in the afternoon of the next day, the 24th. They headed directly to Haneda Airport and took off.
Braapi experienced “Shinkansen recapades” on this bullet tour that lasted only two nights and three days. We hope that the next time he comes to Japan, he will be able to enjoy the Shinkansen in private.