The early Revue with and without whiteface. Right, a scene from Five Daughters (Gonin musume, 1920) with the childlike actors in whiteface. Opposite, in 1930 the application of whiteface was discontinued, and the Revue's cast appeared more adult, as evident in the scene from Rosarita (Rosariita, 1936). From The Takarazuka: Takarazuka kageki 8oshūnen kinen (1994:84) and Hagiwara (1954:13).

From Takarazuka: sexual politics and popular culture in modern Japan by Jennifer Robertson

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  • Figure 3. The early Revue with and without whiteface. Right, a scene from Five Daughters (Gonin musume, 1920) with the childlike actors in whiteface. Opposite, in 1930 the application of whiteface was discontinued, and the Revue's cast appeared more adult, as evident in the scene from Rosarita (Rosariita, 1936). From The Takarazuka: Takarazuka kageki 8oshūnen kinen (1994:84) and Hagiwara (1954:13).