GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.40
An interview series featuring Ginza people in conversation with violinist Chisako Takashima. With a special fondness for Ginza, where she has many memories from both her professional and private life, Takashima explores Ginza from various dimensions with her guests. In this volume, she welcomes Mr. Atsushi Yamane, CEO of Yamane, a high-class Japanese restaurant specializing in blowfish from 1935 (Showa 10).
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
Fourth CEO ofYamane. After being graduated from college, Yamane was trained at a restaurant specializing in blowfish and acquired a blowfish license.
He was brought up in Ginza from a very young age and continues to live in Ginza today. As the blowfish is in season from December to February, he is completely focused on his work during the wintertime. He used to play rugby but abandoned the sport after an injury. He currently enjoys playing golf.
Written by Mizuho Takahashi; Place of interview: Yamane