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Takarazuka Bunka Sozokan (Takarazuka Culture Production Hall; former Takarazuka Music School)
This modernist building, constructed in 1935, was used by the Takarazuka Music School from 1937 to 1998 and produced many alumni. Based on "clear, just, and beautiful," the philosophy of founder Ichizo Kobayashi, remnants of the school's long legacy are found in every corner inside the building (including the stairs); it is highly prized from both architectural history and cultural property viewpoints.
The second-floor Sumire Museum features displays of pictures and classroom materials used throughout the school's two-year curriculum, offering visitors a rare glimpse of actual lesson environments and extracurricular activities via a monitor.
Lastly, an exhibit of around 800 posters dating back to the Takarazuka Theater's first performance, and a video about the theater projected on a 120-inch screen, provide even more ways to enjoy learning about the school and theater.

Address 6-12 Mukogawa-cho, Takarazuka 665-0844
Contact Takarazuka Bunka Sozokan  0797-87-1136
hours open 9:00-17:00(Sumire Museum open 10:00-16:30; last entry at 16:00)
Parking Lot
Paid parking available
Regular holiday
every Wednesday, and Dec 29 - Jan 3
traffic

Approx. 15 min. on foot from Takarazuka Station on the JR Takarazuka Line or the Hankyu Takarazuka Line
Approx. 10 min. on foot from Takarazuka-Minamiguchi Station on the Hankyu Imazu Line
Approx. 8 min. on foot from Kiyoshikojin Station on the Hankyu Takarazuka Line

Web site

http://www.takarazuka-c.jp/bsk