GINZA CONNECTIVE VOL.60
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. Yuji Ida, CEO of Ginza Kikunoya, a Japanese confectionary store established in the Meiji period.
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 professionChisako Takashima official website
Born in Tokyo in 1975. After being graduated from university, Ida joined Ginza Kikunoya. Following eight years working for the company, he worked as a system engineer for five years. In 2011, he became executive director and in 2014, he assumed the current position of CEO. Harnessing his experiences as engineer, he has promoted the introduction of information technologies. The online shop that he launched has been a successful addition.
Written by Hiroko Yoda; Place of interview: Ginza Kikunoya, Ginza main store
Chisako Takashima 12 Violinists have released their first album in four years: MUSE -12 Precious Harmony-.
This diverse album celebrates the 12 Violinists’ tenth year with many classical numbers.
With three original pieces, including “SPLASH!!!,” a novel number written and co-performed by Sukimaswitch, the album comprises twelve numbers.