Producing dreams and excitement for people
We enrich people’s lives by providing a varied selection of live entertainment through our businesses. These include the sports business and the stage business, which are unique strengths of the Group. The entertainment we offer centres on the Hanshin Tigers, a professional baseball team with passionate fans throughout Japan; the Hanshin Koshien Stadium; and the Takarazuka Revue, which continually adds to its layered history guided by a philosophy of “Modesty, Fairness and Grace.”
With an illustrious history and tradition, the Hanshin Tigers will celebrate its 85th anniversary in 2020. The team attracts some of the highest attendances among professional baseball teams in Japan. By thrilling crowds, the team members’ performance continues to contribute to the development of baseball in Japan.
Hanshin Koshien Stadium
In addition to being its fame as the home ground of the Hanshin Tigers, Hanshin Koshien Stadium hosted the 90th anniversary spring high school baseball tournament and the 100th anniversary summer high school baseball tournament in 2018.
Also, the stadium is the venue for a range of major events, such as the Koshien Bowl, the final game of the Japan University American Football Championship.
The Takarazuka Revue is one of the most unique theatrical companies in the world, with a cast comprised solely of actresses, and dazzles audiences with “inspiration” and “dreams”. The revue’s illustrious history stretches back more than 100 years to its debut performance in 1914. In addition to year-round performances at the Takarazuka Grand Theater and the Tokyo Takarazuka Theater and performances staged throughout Japan, the group has thus far been on 27 overseas tours in 18 countries and regions. The revue’s performances can also be seen via the Takarazuka Sky Stage dedicated channel, the internet, and live broadcasts in cinemas.
Umeda Arts Theater
Umeda Arts Theater, operates two theatres, the Main Hall, which has 1,905 seats, and the 898-seat Theater Drama City. As well as in-house musicals and Takarazuka Revue performances, Umeda Arts Theater hosts a wide variety of shows performed by other groups, including plays, concerts, and musicals.
With a history of more than 100 years, Billboard is the most trusted music brand in the world. Since concluding a license agreement for Japan with Billboard in 2006, we have been developing an array of businesses, including clubs.
Known as one of Japan’s best night-view spots, Mt. Rokko is also popular with overseas visitors to Japan. It offers a wide variety of leisure facilities including ski slopes, an alpine botanical garden, an observatory, and a music box museum. In addition, the exhibition event platform Rokko Meets Art, which combines the nature and scenery of Mt. Rokko with modern art, has received critical acclaim.