GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.64
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. Kazuhito Kawase, executive managing director of Ginza Isamiya, a long-established store specializing in clothing for babies and children.
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 1979 in Kanagawa Prefecture. After being graduated from a vocational school for skiing, Kawase worked as a ski instructor while working for a travel agency. Later, he joined a children’s clothing manufacturer where he was employed for three years before joining Ginza Isamiya in 2006. He assumed the position of executive managing director in 2014. He is a father of two daughters, aged three and six. He enjoys family outings on weekends and holidays.
Written by Hiroko Yoda; place of interview: Ginza Dori Association
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.