Despite that, they were unfailingly cheerful and polite to fans, and gave an amazing performance.
As fans, we really, really, REALLY don't want this experience to sour Takarazuka OG actresses on performing abroad! So after the performance we put our heads together and discussed what we could do, and we decided to raise some fan donations to at least help defer some of the cost of the fines they were forced to pay.
Every 3-4 years when I ask for donations to help keep the TakaWiki going, the fan generosity is always staggering. I am hoping that as fans we can be similarly generous for these OGs.
Donations collected here will go into the TakaWiki PayPal account, but I will earmark them and send them to Sakiko, the show's producer, who will make sure they get back to the actresses. This is an unofficial, fan crowdfunding event, and will only run from now until December 23rd, 2017. On that weekend I will take down the button and send the money on.
If you can't afford to donate, please pass on word through your various social media accounts. But please consider tossing in $2-5. Every bit will help!
Thank you, everyone, for your time and generosity!