Tokyo: Takarazuka Gekijo (old)

Country: Japan (Nippon)
City: Tokyo
Location: Chiyoda, Hibiya

Built 1934. Used for performances of the Takarazuka Revue Theatre from Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture. 1945-1955 used by the American Army and renamed "Ernie Pyle Theater" in honour of the American journalist Ernie Pyle (1900-1945). Since 1955, again used by the Takarazuka Revue. Demolished 1998. [In 2001, a new Takarazuka theatre was built on the site.]

Links: Wikipeda: Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, Wikipedia: Takarazuka Revue

[Takarazuka Gekijo (old)] Front Text: "Takarazuk-Gekijo, Famous Theater Tokyo"
Publisher: Geikaido, Toyko; 348
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Takarazuka Gekijo (old)] Picture: left: Kabukiza, right: Ernie Pyle Theater
Front Text: "Kabuki Theater, Ernie Pyle Theater"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 1954
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Japan to the Netherlands [stamp and postmark removed]

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