GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.69
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. Shinpei Tonaka, Executive Director of Ginza Mikawaya, a long-established restaurant specializing in Yoshoku (洋食=Western food; Western-influenced cuisine).
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 June 1981. After quitting university, Tonaka joined a private company. He worked in sales for ten years and left the company to take over Ginza Mikawaya, founded by his grandfather. As fourth-generation owner, after his father, he hopes to repay his dear grandfather by celebrating Ginza Mikawaya’s 100th anniversary. His favorite pastimes is appreciating flowers. He enjoys going to flower fields, where the beauty of the flowers makes him feel peaceful.
Written by Kyosuke Akasaka; Place of interview: Ginza Mikawaya
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mezamashi Classics with new recordings by Mezamashi Classics ensemble and the best vocalists in Japan.Click here for details, including information on individual numbers.