Takarazuka Gekijo (Theater)
“I held my mother’s elbow and looked through the are windows at gray ruins enlivened here and there by glints of yellow new wood, as though lemon trees were growing out of the ashes. At Yurakucho, a few tall office buildings were still standing; I glimpsed them from the moving streetcar, through arms, between heads, and in their strange isolation they appeared like giants from another age. The Tokyo Takarazuka Theater had a new name on its edifice, in English and katakana: ‘Ernie Pyle.’
“‘What kind of a name is that?’ I asked my mother.
“‘A famous American.'”
– The Commoner, John Burnham Schwartz, 2008