株式会社紅花 代表取締役社長 青木四郎氏

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世界的なレストランチェーン「紅花」を一代で築いた総帥、青木湯之助の四男として誕生する。1961年、18歳でアメリカ留学。1964年より、父、湯之助をサポートし、「BENIHANA OF TOKYO」の全米出店の基礎をつくりあげる。1971年、28歳、ニューヨーク郊外に合掌造りの「GASHO OF JAPAN」をオープン。ニューヨークタイムズの一面を飾る。39年間のアメリカ生活を終え、帰国したのは2000年。日本の「紅花」再建に注力し、若手経営者の育成に取り組むと共に、豊富な資産を活用し、軽井沢に「ツリーハウス」の町を建築。自然保護を訴える一方で、自然のなかで暮らす楽しみを後世に伝えたいと考えている。

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  1. Hi Shiro,
    It has been a long time since Aki Nakamura introduce me to you.
    I am planning a trip to Japan to pay my respects to Aki and Hidecki Iwana family.
    I would like to see you.

    John Mandel
    Jmandel7@optimum.net

  2. Hello old friend , I just met Mr. Howard Taylor who bought your house on Roselawn rd. 5 yrs. ago.Hope you and the family are well and enjoying life. We are creatures of habit and still live here on Adrianne drive. Stay well my friend and if you come to NY let me know and” we”ll do lunch “. Don Siebold

  3. Hello Shiro,

    It nice to see you are happy and well. My husband past away 5 years ago.
    Our son Adam has his own company and has made Inc. 500 3 years in a row. He is a lot like his father.
    Adam,Victoria and I will be going to Japan. I would love him to meet you. If you recall he was 2/3 years old last you visited our estate in CT.
    We sold it and my home I just sold to Adam. This is my new contact number. If you visit NY I would love to catch up.

    Jina B. Wellington

    Contact Info: 203-942-6656
    Email: jinawellingtin@me.com

  4. Please give Mr. Aoki my message.

    Grateful,

    Mrs. J. B Wellington
    1-203-942-6656

  5. Many years ago, you were in Toledo, Ohio for the Wrestling Championships. My father saw you walking past our home and started a conversation with you. You and other members of the Japanese group had dinner at our house and you gave us kimonos. I was a boy of ten years, but I was deeply impressed by your gentleness and generosity. My parents Richard and Virginia Eyster, are dead now, but I look back on our brief time with you with great affection, Shiro. I live near Boston with my wife. I hope this finds you well….. Richard

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