GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.4
A talk series with the violinist Chisako Takashima and the Ginza people. Ginza holds many personal and professional memories for Takashima. In this talk series, she thoroughly explores various aspects of the Ginza culture with her guests. Today’s guest is Shinji Hara, the fifth generation manager and bearer of the name of the long-standing Japanese footwear shop, Ginza Yoitaya.
Violinist. Started playing the violin at age 6. After playing abroad, she moved her home base to Japan, and gives concerts all over the country. Although her current focus is on performing music, she also appears on TV and radio programs. Thanks to her much-loved personality, she is appearing in more and more venues.Chisako Takashima’s official website
A true native of Ginza, born and raised in Ginza from 1972.
Fifth generation president of Ginza Yoitaya, a long-standing Japanese footwear shop that opened in 1877.
He says that the best feeling is putting together zori that customers say they feel great to wear.
Writer: Mizuho Takahashi Location: Ginza Yoitaya