GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.12
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 Shin Watanabe, the president of Ichibankan Tailor, a venerable tailor loved by many artists.
Watanabe’s original custom-made shamisen
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
Born in 1966. President of Ichibankan Tailor. Graduated from the Keio University Faculty of Law Department of Political Science and went to Europe. Studied fashion making at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in England and the Domus Academy in Italy.Ichibankan Tailor Website
Writer: Mikiko Okai Interview location: Ichibankan Tailor