Takarasiennes ready for stage

Students of the 100th class at Takarazuka Music School in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture, pose for photos ahead of their graduation ceremony at the school on Saturday morning.

Thirty-nine students graduated from the school after two years of training, including in ballet and acting, to be actresses called "Takarasiennes," who perform at the Takarazuka Revue after graduation.

The graduates will appear on stage for the first time on March 21.