Several violinists of Japan have birthdays this month, including Etô Toshiya 江藤俊哉 (1927-2008) and Hirose Etsuko 広瀬悦子 (b. 1941) on 9/XI, Kubo Yôko 久保陽子 (b. 1943) on 12/XI, Yasunaga Tôru 安永徹 (b. 1951) on 14/XI, Tokunaga Tsugio 徳永二男 (b. 1946) on 20/XI and Kawabata Narimichi 川畠成道(b. 1971) on 21/XI. Tokunaga shares his birthday with Ignaz Schuppanzigh (1776-1830), whose string quartet introduced Beethoven’s and Schubert’s works to Viennese audiences.
The Japanese violinists named here are treated in Not by Love Alone. Another “birthday violinist” mentioned in Not by Love Alone is Arabella Miho Steinbacher アラベラ・美歩・スタインバッハー (14/XI/ 1981), in my discussion of the question, who is a “Japanese violinist.” Born in Munich to a Japanese mother and a German father and raised in Germany, she impressed her interviewer with her fluent Japanese during a tour to Japan in 2010.