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Takarazuka Grand Theatre

Japan, 〒665-8558 Hyōgo Prefecture, 宝塚市栄町1丁目1−57
| +81 570-005-100
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Fit for a Drag King Takarazuka  Japan

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.