GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.23
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 Akihisa Kawaguchi, the president of Ginza Zenya, a long-established shop that sells traditional Japanese footwear and umbrellas.
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
Third generation president of Ginza Zenya, a long-standing shop that sells traditional Japanese footwear and umbrellas. Born in Ginza and followed his successors in 2010 to become the next president. While preserving traditional concepts, he also sells zori and umbrellas with new designs that incorporate the latest trends. Previously held the position of Chairperson for the Ginza Merchant’s Association, and aids in the development of Ginza.Ginza Zenya Website
Writer: Mizuho Takahashi Location: Sobadokoro Yoshida