Takarazuka Grand Theatre
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Fit for a Drag King
I came to search for my father's birthplace. Instead I found drag kings. The bucolic town of Takarazuka, it turned out, was famous throughout Japan for its Revue, a wildly popular all-female theater troupe. So I bought a ticket and saw an unabashed kitsch fest, with thousands of light bulbs illuminating the actresses playing male and female parts. The story was a generic love story of sorts, with catchy tunes and lots of synchronized dancing. It certainly wasn't what I came to Takarazuka for, but I was happy nonetheless.
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