- Banzai? (Picture credit: Plum Pictures)

A new picture of James May as 'Our Man in Japan'

May dressed as a Samurai for his upcoming Amazon series

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James May returned from filming a solo series for Amazon Prime earlier in the summer. Since then things have gone a bit quiet on the subject, with the series in production. However, a new picture has recently been published on the production company, Plum Pictures, website.

Samurai

The picture shows a very serious looking May dressed as a Samurai. These warriors made up the ruling military class that eventually became the highest ranking social caste of the Edo Period in Japan (1603-1867). Samurai famously used a range of weapons such as bows and arrows, spears and later guns, but their main weapon and symbol was the sword.

Samurai May (Picture: Plum Pictures)

Samurai May (Picture: Plum Pictures)

Our Man in Japan

When the series was announced, in March 2019, May said in an interview with Deadline.com

“Japan is the most amazing place I’ve ever visited. Everything about it is a surprise: a boiled sweet, a bullet train, an unexpected ancient temple, and the challenge of eating a single edamame bean with chopsticks. It’s a class A stimulant for all the senses, and an etiquette minefield for the unwary. I intend to immerse myself in it completely, in the pursuit of enlightenment and life balance. And I bet the noodles will be fantastic.”

What do you think?

Are you excited to see the series? I think this photo makes me more interested to see it than ever. Let me know what you think in the comments below and please give the article a bump if you like the photo.

If you're interested in seeing more pictures of May in Japan filming the series you might like to see my previous articles, links below

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Comments (36)

  • Being Mr. May it will be good, it will be different and I can’t wait!

      1 year ago
  • We're going to need detailed recipes for these noodles.

      1 year ago
  • Fantastic. This show is really about something grand. And it will be very serious... :)

      1 year ago
  • May-San, Samurai, & noodles! I’m in👍🏼

      1 year ago
  • I am guessing he will look at ancient history, Japan after the war and the rise of Japan in technology.

      1 year ago

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