GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.72
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. Mitsuhiro Kurokawa, the 17th storeowner and President & CEO of Toraya, a Japanese confectionery store established in the late Muromachi period.
Haute couture wagashi: wagashi design
Haute couture wagashi: final product
Toraya Paris store
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 1943. Kurokawa joined Toraya in 1969 after working for Fuji Bank (currently, Mizuho Bank). In 1991, he assumed the post of President and CEO. He is also Chairman emeritus of Japan Wagashi Association and Advisor to the Japan Specialty Store Association. He enjoys playing tennis.
Written by Mikiko Okai: Place of interview: Toraya Head Office
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Mezamashi Classics, newly recorded pieces featuring renowned Japanese vocalists.Click here for details, including information on individual numbers.