Hankyu Railways: The railway company that was originally the reason for the creation of the Takarazuka Revue.

Kobayashi Ichizou was the president of this railway in 1913, and it was his idea to form a girls' revue show at the hot springs in Takarazuka in order to attract more people to use his railway. The company still owns and manages the Takarazuka Revue today.

Related Links:

Official Hankyu Site - Japanese
Official Hankyu Site - English