GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.34
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 Ryuta Takahashi, owner of Ginza Natsuno, a specialty chopstick shop with its main branch in Ginza.
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.Official website of Chisako Takashima
Owner of Ginza Natsuno. The shop sells many chopsticks and other products including children’s tableware and chopstick rests designed by Mr. Takahashi himself. Chopstick rests are available in a wide variety of shapes such as violins, guitars and other instruments, cars, the Yamato Japanese battleship, golf clubs and much more.
On days off, he often takes his three daughters in a caravan to places with lush nature.
Writer: Mizuho Takahashi Interview location: Ginza Natsuno