GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.48
An interview series featuring Ginza people in conversation with violinist Chisako Takashima. With a special fondness for Ginza, which holds many memories both from her professional and private lives, Takashima explores Ginza from various dimensions with her guests. In this volume, she welcomes Ms. Mikiko Kimura, CEO of Kimuraya, a long-established bakery founded in the early years of the Meiji era.
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.Chisako Takashima official website
CEO of Ginza Kimuraya, established in 1869 (Meiji 2). Kimura is supervisor of product quality, developer of new products as well as advisor. Her younger brother is the seventh-generation CEO of Kimuraya Sohonten. She is a member of the Planning Division of Ginmikai and is involved in planning and running events, including “Yukata de Gin-bura” and “Ginchakai”. He favorite pastime is playing golf.Ginza Kimuraya website
Written by Mizuho Takahashi; Place of interview: Ginza Kimuraya Restaurant (4F)
Finally released! Chisaka Takashima’s long-awaited new album, Strings on Fire.
A compilation of 12 tunes: 3 originals, including “Some Day, Just the Two of Us,” a duet with the cello, played by her second son (age 6), and other classical standards.
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of violinist Chisako Takashima, opening new frontiers with the second album released under her new record label.