GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.21
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 Kayo Hosono, the third president of Ginza Akebono, a Japanese style confectionery that was opened in 1948, just after the war.
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
Third generation president of Ginza Akebono, a Japanese style confectionery.
After graduating from university, began working at Ginza Akebono. Worked in factory production, shop retailing, product planning, and others. A hit product Ms. Hosono developed is the summer refreshing “Kuchi doke mizu yokan” (jellied red bean paste that melts in your mouth). On the weekends, she spends time with her husband raising crops using the ‘natural farming’ method that involves letting the crops grow in natural weather conditions.
Writer: Mizuho Takahashi Interview location: Ginza Akebono Ginza Main Shop