GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.63
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. Naoki Yoshizawa, President of Yoshizawa Shoten Ltd., and his brother Yusuke Yoshizawa, Senior Managing Director. Yoshizawa Shoten Ltd. manages a meat shop and Yoshizawa, a sukiyaki & shabu-shabu restaurant.
Sukiyaki at Yoshizawa
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 professionChisako Takashima official website
Born in 1971, Naoki joined Zenchiku Co., Ltd. (currently, Starzen Co., Ltd.) after being graduated from Nippon University. He later worked for Ogawa Chikusan Shokuhin Co., Ltd. until he joined Yoshizawa Chikusan Co., Ltd. in 1998. He assumed the position of President & CEO in 2007. He is a board member for the Greater Tokyo Meat Product Wholesalers Cooperative and the Tokyo Meat Product Wholesalers Cooperative
Born in 1974, he graduated from Meiji University and joined Arai & Co., Ltd. He joined Yoshizawa Shoji Co., Ltd. in 2000 and assumed the position of board director in 2004. In 2007, he became board director of Yoshizawa Chikusan. Having been vice-chair of Ginmikai and board member of the Ginza Cuisine and Drinks Association, he enjoys a close relationship with Ginza.
Written by Mikiko Okai; Place of interview: Ginza Yoshizawa
Chisako Takashima 12 Violinists have released their first album in four years: MUSE -12 Precious Harmony-.
This diverse album celebrates the 12 Violinists’ tenth year with many classical numbers.
With three original pieces, including “SPLASH!!!,” a novel number written and co-performed by Sukimaswitch, the album comprises twelve numbers.