GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.33
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 Mami Nagai of Ginza Echigoya, a veteran kimono shop that has been around since 1755.
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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
Worked as a company employee after graduating from university, then began working at the veteran kimono shop, Echigoya, run by her father as the eighth president.
Works in accounting. In addition to her main job, she is also the planning director of the Ginza Merchant’s Association and is actively involved in Ginza activities.
Enjoys eating tours..
Writer: Interviewer/writer: Mikiko Okai Interview location: Ginza Echigoya