Osaka store 1930s
Takashimaya Osaka store in the 1930s Takashimaya archives
The Takashimaya store in Tamagawa from the 1960s was one of the first buildings in Japan to have a parking garage. It also housed a bowling alley.
The Takashimaya store in Tamagawa from the 1960s was one of the first buildings in Japan to include a parking garage. It also housed a bowling alley. Takashimaya archives
The Osaka Takashimaya store today.
The Osaka Takashimaya store today. Takashimaya store

Here are some photos of Japan’s Takashimaya department store, which sent its Osaka women’s softball team (all the players worked at the store) on a tour of the US in 1962 and helped spearhead the effort to create an international women’s softball tournament, the first of which was held in Australia in 1965.  The store still exists today, with locations in multiple Japanese cities, but the company doesn’t appear to be involved with softball anymore, at least not at the highest level, which in Japan means the professional Japan Softball League.