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Tessai Museum
This museum was opened in April of 1975 in order to share with the public the works of Tomioka Tessai, a master of Southern School Chinese painting, collected over a span of 50 years by the temple's 37th head priest.
The works span Tessai's entire life and include documents; works painted on artisan-crafted pottery and furniture; hand-crafted ceramics; sketches for learning the composition, penmanship and coloring of his predecessors; letters, and more. In all, over 2,000 pieces are stored at the museum.
The Takarazuka Grand Theater has a grand staircase (a major symbol of the Revue), six stage lifts of various sizes, a revolving stage platform 14.6 meters in diameter, a platform running from the stage to the back of the theater, an apron stage, and other special equipment designed to show off gorgeously costumed actors in a variety of musicals and other shows. Live music from the theater's own orchestra adds an even greater level of enjoyment to these performances. The Rose of Versailles, one of the most successful productions, has earned the Revue enormous popularity. What's more, since 1938 the troupes have performed in more than 120 cities in 17 different countries.

Address 1 Kiyoshi Maitani, Takarazuka 665-0837, inside Kiyoshikojin Seicho-ji Temple
Contact Tessai Museum 0797-84-9600
hours open 10:00-16:30 (last entry at 16:00)
Closed every Monday (or the next business day if Monday is a holidays or substitute holiday) and closed occasionally during spring and winter
*Closed occasionally to rotate exhibits

Approx. 20 min. on foot from Kiyoshikojin Station on the Hankyu Takarazuka Line
Approx. 10 min. by taxi from Takarazuka Station on the JR Takarazuka Line or the Hankyu Takarazuka Line
2 km north of the Takarazukakagekijo-mae intersection on National Route 176 (roads are restricted around New Year's)

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Wheelchair rental service only
Location: along the path leading to the Takarazuka Grand Theater
Inquiries/Reservations: 0797-85-6750
Hours: 10:00-19:00 on days with two performances, 10:00-17:00 on days with a single performance
Closed: every Wednesday (also applies to the Takarazuka Grand Theater park)
*Requires advance reservations