Leslie Cheung Forever
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I helped 10 years anniversary event of Leslie Cheung .
When I heard of this offer,I thought that was coincidence.
Although I knew the presence of Leslie Cheung, I could not have remembered even I watched his films.
I only knew he is the late superstar, up to this point.
But about a month ago, in the program of the NHK there was a interview program with Tokiwa Takako.
On that show, she told
"When I was appear on drama, there was a harsh time for my mental. I was consulted to take a rest with the office. However , the office did not convinced. On the other hand, they asked me what work I can continue to work.
I knew it was absolutely difficult, but I tried to say "I want to work with Leslie Cheung as a co-star."
It came true....
It was such a story .
When I saw her,
I thought Oh, Tokiwa Takako frayed her nerves since then and Leslie Cheung was a star for Takako Tokiwa in those day. Wow....
Therefore I rented Leslie Cheung's films from TSUTAYA and searched his information on the internet.
I was able to know
his talent was stood out,
he was sensitive
and his last was tragic.
Just then, I was asked to be MC of this event, so I accepted it in a marvelous feeling.
I felt that Leslie Cheung had never changed even after 10 years through today's event.
Beginning with the story of journalists who had seen Asia,
Academy Award-winning designer Emi Wada talked.
Kazuhiro Nishijima showed his dance.
Dick Lee came from Singapore.
And Samuel Shu who I always had taken care from as an interpreter,
He was a guest because he interpreted for Leslie .
I heard quite deep stories and the stories comes out for the first time.
Though it was difficult to come to the hall because of typhoon, a lot of fans gathered even ten years have passed since his disappearance.
It could be to become famous in the history.
場所 関帝堂書店（ブックカフェ） 横浜中華街
Dick Lee wore an orange jacket and white pants. He had white hair.
He accompanied Leslie with piano on Augusta in Hiroshima 99.
He wore very simple suit. Leslie came to him and said, "I am sorry, my costume is shining." So he answered him, "Don't worry, you are a big star, aren't you?" (laugh)
The first time he met Leslie was in the recording studio in Singapore.
When he went to the recording studio where he used to use, he found a strange young man sitting and using it.
At that time, he didn't know Leslie, so he said, "Who is he?". Then Leslie's staff came and explained about Leslie. Next year, he watched the man who sang "Monica" on TV, he though "Oh, that was a man who I met then."
Mr. Nishijima appeared from behind the screen and he danced "Bewildered".
There was a microphone stand in the middle of the stage for Leslie, and a spotlight directed on to it.
His costume was white with a good image of good and evil.
He has a good style and his figure of dance was dynamic and still it was beautiful and sentimental.
He talked after his dance, so he sometimes lost his breath in the beginning.
He strongly told "Leslie is here! today!".
He said, he met Leslie in the dressing room of the concert for the first time. Soon after Leslie asked him to join the MV of " Bewildered".
He was able to co-star in the stage for six days in Hong Kong.
He had a meal with Leslie in Japan and Hong Kong well. Leslie bought him many things...(laugh)
Leslie called her on 31th March, 2003.
When she went to his house in Hong Kong, The safe was in the wall. Leslie turned the wall, the wall opened and appeared the safe!!
She found the US dollars and Japanese Yen each 30 cm high in the safe. She thought the Chinese man does not trust the bank. (laugh)
She thought he was thinking to make an investment of these money in the safe for his film.
When she went to the press conference of "The Bride of White Hair", she met him for the first time. She found the man squat down on the corner of the place, He was Leslie. He wore a white sweeter and blue jeans. He said, " I had just took the film 'Farewell to My Concubine'. I came to Beijing before 4 moths of shooting, because I had to master Mandarin Chinese." So we talked each other.
Then, In this film, we decide to make the design to hide his face.
Mrs. Emi Wada came back to Japan one day earlier to attend the event.
She had kept in touch really well with Leslie since the movie "The Bride with White hair"
The first time she met him was the press conference of "The Bride with White hair".
She did not contact with the actors, but only Leslie was special for her. They were compatible each other.
When she went to Hong Kong, Leslie was driving his own Jeep and picked her up by himself. He was wearing work clothes and a cap.
Leslie's last four digit number of his Hong Kong phone was 1000.
So she has No. 1000 number of her car. Lesllie's CDs are always in her car.
He had been asked her for the costume design for his film that he wanted to shoot as a director. There were funds. But the distributing agency or somehow had gone fallen. She told him "But we can still take the film. It is okay if it is an independent film."
He was a very endeavor behind the secens. But it was visible to her. He talked her many things because she think he thought her like mom.