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Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre

The Tokyo Takarazuka Theatre entrance

2014 is the hundredth anniversary of The Takarazuka Revue, the spectacular all-female Japanese song and dance company, and, to mark the occasion, Neo Magazine has just published an article about the history and background of the Takarazuka Revue, plus coverage of a fascinating and hugely popular commemorative event held by the Japan Foundation in London called A Hundred Years of Song and Dance. Continue reading

A hundred years of Japanese glamour – the Takarazuka Revue

Takarazuka Revue It’s the Takarazuka Revue’s one hundredth anniversary this year, so I absolutely had to go back to the little town in the mountains outside Osaka where it all began and see the anniversary production of their most famous show, The Rose of Versailles. It was a trip down memory lane for me – it’s several years since I was last there, and I was excited to be back. Continue reading