The Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum was established as a place to nuture the hopes and dreams of children and youth based on Tezuka Osamu's life-long theme "Love for Nature" and "Respect to Life" in Takarazuka-city.
Tezuka Osamu, born in 1928 in Toyonaka, Osaka, was grown up in Takarazuka, Hyogo from the age of five to twenty four.
Even then, Takarazuka was a sophisticated city Takarazuka Grand Theater and Takarazuka Hotel were located in. And yet, the city was surrounded by rich nature, such as beautiful mountains and rivers close by.
Tezuka Osamu's incredible sensibility was established during his susceptible years of his youth in Takarazuka. He may have come up with an idea of futuristic city appearing in Astro Boy inspired by romantic streets in Takarazuka, or may have longed for fantastic world of Princess Knight through his own experience with Takarazuka Revue, or may have generated hymns such as Jungle Emperor thanks to the nature surrounding the city.
He also experienced World War II in Takarazuka. Contradictions, unreasonableness and longing for peace – all those themes Tezuka often treated in his works originated from such his experience.
In 1994, Tezuka Osamu Manga Museum was established in Takarazuka, the place which gave him themes underlying in all of his manga works, to commemorate his great achievement.
LevelG Georama “Takarazuka in the Diary of Insects by Tezuka”