GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.6
A talk series with the violinist Chisako Takashima and the Ginza people. Ginza holds many personal and professional memories for Takashima. In this talk series, she thoroughly explores various aspects of the Ginza culture with her guests. Today’s guest is Noriko Okazoe, proprietress-to-be of Kanetanaka, a long-standing ryotei (Japanese-style) restaurant that has been around since the Taisho era (the 1920’s).
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Violinist. Started playing the violin at age 6. After playing abroad, she moved her home base to Japan, and gives concerts all over the country. Although her current focus is on performing music, she also appears on TV and radio programs. Thanks to her much-loved personality, she is appearing in more and more venues.Chisako Takashima’s official website
Proprietress-to-be of ryotei (Japanese-style) restaurant Kanetanaka. She is fond of Japanese traditions such as regular green tea ceremony, sencha tea ceremony (green tea made without grinding the tea leaves), calligraphy and flower arrangement. She devotes herself every day to leaving ryotei, Japanese-style cuisine that is a part of traditional Japanese culture, to the next generation.
Her interests are kabuki, opera and classical music concerts.
Writer: Okai Mikiko Interview location: Shimbashi Kanetanaka