GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.55
An interview series featuring Ginza people in conversation with violinist Chisako Takashima. With a special fondness for Ginza, which holds many memories both from her professional and private lives, Takashima explores Ginza from various dimensions with her guests.In this volume she welcomes Mr. Shoichi Kobayashi, President and CEO of ALBION co., ltd, a luxury cosmetics manufacturer.
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.。Chisako Takashima official website
ALBION co., inc. Born in Tokyo in 1963, Kobayashi joined Seibu Department Stores, Ltd. after being graduated from Keio University. He joined ALBION co., inc. in 1988 and assumed the position of President and CEO in 2006. In 2014, he was appointed Visiting Professor at the Tokyo University of Agriculture.
Written by Mikiko Okai; Place of interview: ALBION Headquarters
Finally released! Chisaka Takashima’s long-awaited new album, Strings on Fire.
A compilation of 12 tunes: 3 originals, including “Some Day, Just the Two of Us,” a duet with the cello, played by her second son (age 6), and other classical standards.
Featuring special album cover art drawn by Masashi Kishimoto, author of the popular manga NARUTO.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of “true” violinist Chisako Takashima, opening new frontiers with the second album released under her new record label.