GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.30
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 Shigeyuki Ando, the president of the Tokyo Ando Cloisonne shop known for such gorgeous techniques that it even receives orders from the Imperial Household Agency.
Violinist. Started playing the violin at age 6. After playing abroad, she moved her home base to Japan, and gives concerts all over the country. Although her current focus is on performing music, she also appears on TV and radio programs. Thanks to her much-loved personality, she is appearing in more and more venues.Chisako Takashima’s official website
President of the Tokyo shop of Ando Cloisonne that was founded in 1880. Manages the Ginza branch of the long-standing shop that is known as a purveyor to the Imperial Household Agency and is famous for its advanced techniques in cloisonne, a craft that is a pride of Japan. Also involved in management of this website.
Enjoys cooking in his free time and often exercises his skills for his family on days off.
Writer: Mizuho Takahashi Interview location: Ando Cloisonne Tokyo shop