Defying Expectations: A Conversation with Momoyo Torimitsu

Momoyo Torimitsu says that she is a bit tired of being remembered for Jiro Miyata (1994), a life-sized robot she based on a middle-aged salaryman. But who could forget? Miyata, which Torimitsu had crawl around the streets of Tokyo, Paris, New York, and other cities, brilliantly embodied a hard-working, misunderstood, badly dressed everyman of the post-bubble era of Japan.