Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga, Tom Cruise and Celebrities Visiting Japan Photo Collection and their Love for Japan
It was a very special ride. I would love to ride again.
Brad Pitt (58), the star of the movie “Bullet Train,” was pleased with his ride on the Tokaido Shinkansen “Nozomi” train to attend a preview event of the movie held in Kyoto on August 23. Brad Pitt enjoyed his 14th visit to Japan, including his first experience of an exorcism at the Koyasan Tokyo Betsuin Temple, and although it was a three-day, two-night bullet tour, he was very friendly with his fans.
Not only Brad Pitt, but also various foreign celebrities have visited Japan. They are public and snuggled up to “FRIDAY” often catches them off the road. They exude an overwhelming aura that cannot be experienced on the screen.
Lady Gaga (36), a singer and actress, overcame her bodyguard’s attempts to block the photographer and graciously agreed to be photographed.
It was during her visit to Japan in November 2016 to promote her album “Joanne.” After enjoying her favorite shabu-shabu at an upscale restaurant in Roppongi, Tokyo, she posed for the camera wearing a pink hat and a white crop top.
“Gaga loves things made in Japan. At the time, she visited the Taro Okamoto Museum and renewed her old friendship with designer Noritaka Tatehana, who is known for his shoes. She is also known for her love of Hello Kitty and said she wanted to visit Sanrio Pure Land in Tama, Tokyo,” said an employee of a major advertising agency.
Security guards stopped him, but he responded in a good manner to his fans.
It was in January 2013 when actor Tom Cruise (60), whose movie “Top Gun” grossed more than 170 billion yen worldwide, was spotted.
A large number of fans heard that Tom was in front of a high-class Japanese restaurant in Roppongi. Even though a security guard stopped them, they were able to take pictures of the actor on their cell phones. After spending plenty of time with Tom, he got into his hired car.
Tom Cruise is also famous for his love of Japan. When he came to Japan in July 2018 to attend the Japan Premium for the movie “Mission Impossible,” he spent more than two hours shaking hands with fans under the blazing sun.
He has also appeared on many TV programs, including “Tetsuko’s Interview” (TV Asahi) and “Shabukuri 007” (Nippon Television Network Corporation). He also actively responds to interviews for Japanese magazines, and once threw out the first pitch of a professional baseball game. It is said that he is always thinking about how he will be received in Japan, such as, ‘How will this scene be perceived?’
Even when they come to Japan, foreign celebrities do not look arrogant at all. We are looking forward to seeing them again in Japan.
Photographed by： Takero Yui, Shinji Hasuo