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Wednesday, 19th October 2011
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Actor to delve into Kabuki after reconciliation with father

Top Japanese actor Teruyuki Kagawa will try his hand (or feet) at Kabuki performance after being inspired by a reconciliation with his late father.

The 45-year-old has admitted he would not have made the decision to turn to this specialist dance-drama practice typically taken on by performers when they are children, if he had a daughter, rather than a son, the Mainichi Daily reported.

Although the star of 2011's Tormented was separated from his father after his parent's divorce, Kagawa believes it is important to pass on his father's name, Ennosuke.

His first attempt at a reunion in 1986 was rejected by his dad, who was showcasing a 'Super Kabuki' performance for the production company Shochiku,

Following a stroke in 2003, Ennosuke's new wife contacted Kagawa about a reconciliation with his father, in the hopes he would agree to maintain the family name.

Kagawa said: "The name Ennosuke has been continued for 140 years. How could I choose not to get on this ship when I have my son, Masaaki.

"I would not have chosen this path if [my child] were a daughter," the news provider quoted.

Kagawa is poised to star in Isoroku Yamamoto, the Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet out later this year.

Posted by Susan Ballion  

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