*MY ATTEMPT TRANSLATION so there might be mistakes ><*
Press conference with GACKT / Kenshin the day before he departs for the front. As for the cane in his hand, “it’s fine”. “I’ll go through with it.”
On August 23th, The 89th Kenshin Kousai has began.
Musician GACKT who plays the role of Uesugi Kenshin for the departure for the front line parade and the re-enactment of the battle of Kawanakajima , before the performance of the 24th along with mayor Muroyama Hideyuki held a press conference. In spite of his left ankle being injured ’ I’ll go through with this with all my heart' he said enthusiastically
GACKT made his appearance to the press conference with a cane in his left hand. The mayor said ‘I’ve read on his blog that he had a fracture and I was worried ‘ and GACKT replied ‘All I can say is that everything’s all right’
During the press conference GACKT talked about the accident happened during the stage performance that caused the fracture. ’The performance will be really shocking (I think ><) This year I’ll be riding a new horse, and my current state included, I am really fired up by all this situation . I want to show you that if you put your true heart in it you’ll be able to go through everything.’ said with enthusiasm. ' It’s my duty to show to the many people (who will come to see it) the meaning of 義’ (Morality, justice, honour, righteousness)
Also ‘I don’t know if next year I’ll have the physical and mental strength to play the role again. Even if this is my last appearance I want to show you how magnificent is this festival' he said.
GACKT’s performace of the departure for the front line parade of 8/24, starts from 3.30 PM at the feet of mount Kasuga. While, the re-enactment of the battle of Kawanakajima starts al 6 PM at Kasugayama Castle historical open space.