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dai undoukai (大運動会): "Great Sports Festival"

Every ten years, the Revue holds a big sports festival, similar to the ones held by elementary and junior high schools across Japan. The troupes compete against each other at things like relay racing, tug-of-war, and musical chairs. (No, really.)

They also put on small shows before the sports festival starts and during half time. The winner gets to take the trophy for the next ten years.

History: The sports festival was first held in 1922, for the Music School, it was held for 12 years, until 1937. They revived the tradition after the war, from 1950 to 1954, but then it wasn't held for twenty years. It was then started again in 1974, at a large stadium venue, and held every ten years after that for the 70th, 80th, and 90th anniversary years of the Revue.

Past Sports Festival Winners


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Created by caithion. Last Modification: Sunday 12 of April, 2015 08:23:59 PDT by caithion.

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