Takarazuka Gekijo (Theater)
“I held my mother’s elbow and looked through the bare windows [of the trolley] 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