GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.31
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 Yukichi Ishikura, the president of Tsubame Grill, a restaurant that is famous for its hamburger steak.
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.Official website of Chisako Takashima
President of Tsubame Grill, founded in 1930. Since its founding, this Western-style restaurant has continued serving genuine dishes, going to any expense to prioritize the great taste of the ingredients. Ishikura is also the director of the Ginza Ryoinkumiai (association of eating and drinking establishments in Ginza), and strives every day to energize Ginza. Enjoys golf and making model railroads. Sometimes makes model railroads together with his grandchildren.Tsubame Grill Website
Writer: Interviewer/writer: Mikiko Okai Interview location: Tsubameya