GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.22
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 Mitsuru Saito, president of Ginza Sembikiya, a shop that has been selling the highest quality fruit since the Meiji era.
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
President of the long-established Ginza Sembikiya, one of Japan’s leading specialty fruit shops.
Also acts as Vice Chairman of the Ginza Street Association, and makes strenuous daily efforts to further develop Ginza.
His favorite fruit are persimmons, pears, and peaches. His hobbies are mountain climbing, skiing and sports in general. He is very active, and has even run in the Tokyo marathon.
Writer: Mikiko Okai Location: Ginza Sembikiya Fruit Parlor