GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.50
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, she welcomes Mr. Akira Ito, President and CEO of Ginza Itoya, a long-established stationery store founded in the Meiji period.
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
Born in 1964. After being graduated from Keio University, Ito studied industrial design in the United States. In 1992, he joined ITO-YA Ltd., Japan and assumed the position of President and CEO in 2005. In 2007, he became an executive director of the Ginza Dori Association, and since 2009, he has chaired the All-Ginza Event Committee.
Written by Miki Okai; Place of interview: Ginza Itoya /Hand Shake Lounge (10th floor)
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.