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ookaidan (大階段): literally, "grand staircase"

The large set of stairs, installed at the back of the stage, that is rolled out during the finale for the actresses to descend and sometimes dance on. The first appearance of a "grand staircase" was in the 1927 revue Mon Paris, and had 16 steps. The grand staircase has become a trademark of Takarazuka shows. It contains 26 steps that are lit by various colored lights controlled by a computer.

Stats:
  • Each step is 23 cm (9 in) deep and 16.5 cm (6,5 in) tall.
  • At its maximum dimensions the staircase is 4.29 m (14 ft) tall and 14.6 m (48 ft) wide at the base.


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Created by bunretsu. Last Modification: Thursday 02 of November, 2017 13:44:45 PDT by lokai.

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