GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.20
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 Koji Shibata, the third generation owner of Ginza-Kanameya, a kimono accessories shop that has been operating since the early Showa period.
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 Ginza-Kanameya, a kimono accessories shop. After graduating from university, he went to study in the United States. He then returned to Japan, and worked at a regular company before becoming the third generation owner of Kanameya. In addition to selling products at his shop, he also conveys the attraction of kimono accessories every day on social networking sites and his blog.Website of Ginza-Kanameya
Writer: Mikiko Okai Interview location: Ginza-Kanameya