GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.37
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 Mr. Shoichiro Watanabe, CEO of S.WATANABE COLOR PRINT Co., a heavyweight ukiyo-e printer with a history dating back to 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.Official website of Chisako Takashima
Third owner of S.WATANABE COLOR PRINT Co.. After graduating from college, he worked for WAKO Co., Ltd. until he assumed his current position in 1985.
His extensive activities include appearing on TV Tokyo’s popular program “Kaiun nandemo kanteidan,” to which viewers bring in their “treasures” seeking to learn their true value, and giving lectures.
Written by: Mikiko Okai Place of interview: Ginza Grand Hotel（http://www.ginzagrand.com/）