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Travel // 5 Reasons You Should Watch a Takarazuka Performance

Even if you know next to nothing about it and also if you don’t know much Japanese.

This post has been written by…well, a person who knew next to nothing about Takarazuka but was curious and had time to kill on a recent trip to Japan. 1,852 more words

Asaka Manato

Takarazuka Revue's Rurouni Kenshin / 宝塚歌劇のるろうに剣心

Today I saw the Takarazuka Revue’s performance of Rurouni Kenshin. It was everything I hoped it would be and a little more. :)

If you’re wondering what the Takarazuka Revue is check out this link:  1,209 more words

Honest Abe Gets An Extreme Makeover

I thought playing Rhett Butler in an all-Japanese, all-female production of Gone With The Wind was about as gender-bendy as you could get, but now one of the esteemed actresses in the famed Takarazuka troupe is donning beard and top hat to portray America’s most gangly abolitionist! 16 more words

WTF Japan?

Takarazuka, Japan's all-woman theater troupe, is producing a musical about Abe Lincoln

Responsible for the Rurouni Kenshin musical and a musical memorial for Shakespeare, Takarazuka will bring an American president to the stage. 291 more words



The Takarazuka Revue is one of the most popular entertainments in Japan.

The members are only unmarried females who graduated from their own Takarazuka musical school. 63 more words


"Women as men make better women"?

After watching Dream Girls in class, my classmates generally had the same opinion as me on the implications imbued within Takarazuka theatre: it reinforces gender roles rather than defying them. 272 more words

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