One of Christ's twelve disciples; the one whom Christ chose as the "rock" on which he was going to build His church. After Christ was arrested, Peter followed Him to an adjoining courtyard where he waited to see what was going to happen to Jesus. However other people in the courtyard seemed to recognize Peter as being one of Christ's disciples, and challenged him on this. Because he was afraid of being associated with Christ, who was now in custody, he vehemently denied knowing Him. Just then a rooster crowed bringing to mind Christ's prophesy that Peter would in fact deny Him three times before the cock crowed. At the time of Christ's prophesy, Peter didn't believe that he could ever do such a thing, but when the cock's crowing brought the prophesy back to mind, Peter was overcome with bitter remorse.
Peter (or ãƒ”ãƒ¼ã‚¿ãƒ¼) (b. August 8, 1952 in Osaka, Japan as Shinnosuke Ikehata) is a Japanese transvestite and actor who has appeared in Akira Kurosawa's Ran and Toshio Matsumoto's Bara no soretsu. He adopted the name Peter after his style of dress and dance which was said to resemble Peter Pan.