GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.49
An interview series featuring Ginza people in conversation with violinist Chisako Takashima. With a special fondness for Ginza, which holds many memories both from her professional and private lives, Takashima explores Ginza from various dimensions with her guests.In this volume, we welcome Chairman and CEO of Ginza Bunmeido, Mr, Keisuke Okamoto.
Violinist. Takashima started taking violin lessons from the age of 6. After a successful career abroad, she moved her home base to Japan, where she currently performs in concerts across the country. Highly noted for her character in TV and radio appearances, she has currently opened up her career to more diverse fields with an unchanged focus on her profession.Chisako Takashima official website
Chairman and CEO of Bunmeido Ginzaten Co., Ltd. Born in 1954, Okamoto joined Meiji Dairies Corporation (currently Meiji Co., Ltd.) after he was graduated from the Faculty of Economy at Keio University. In 1980, he joined Bunmeido Ginzaten and Bunmeido Seika Co. In 1994, he became President and CEO of Bunmeido Seika Co. and Bunmeido Ginzaten Co., Ltd. before he assumed his current position in 2012.
Written by Mikiko Okai; Place of interview: BUNMEIDO CAFE GINZA
Finally released! Chisaka Takashima’s long-awaited new album, Strings on Fire.
A compilation of 12 tunes: 3 originals, including “Some Day, Just the Two of Us,” a duet with the cello, played by her second son (age 6), and other classical standards.
Featuring special album cover art drawn by Masashi Kishimoto, author of the popular manga NARUTO.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of “true” violinist Chisako Takashima, opening new frontiers with the second album released under her new record label.