GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.66
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. Hikoyuki Yamaguchi, fifth-generation owner of Kuya, the long-established Japanese wagashi (Japanese confectionaries) store famous for Kuya-monaka.
Sorairo, TOKYO Me+ store
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 professionChisako Takashima official website
Born in Tokyo in 1979. Yamaguchi joined The Daiei, Inc. after being graduated from Keio University. After three years of employment, he joined Kuya in 2006. From the following year, he gained experience manufacturing confectionaries in the store factory while also attending Ecole de Patisserie de Tokio. He currently manages the business. In 2011, he launched the new brand, Sorairo. He enjoys active weekends playing baseball and tennis among other sports. He hosts “Anko-man Night” an event inviting his colleagues in Ginza to enjoy confectionaries and alcohol with music.
Written by Hiroko Yoda; place of interview: Ginza Echigoya meeting room
Chisako Takashima 12 Violinists have released their first album in four years: MUSE -12 Precious Harmony-.
This diverse album celebrates the 12 Violinists’ tenth year with many classical numbers.
With three original pieces, including “SPLASH!!!,” a novel number written and co-performed by Sukimaswitch, the album comprises twelve numbers.