Madame Tussauds Wax Figures Exhibition Opens in Tokyo

A three-month exhibition organized by London’s Madame Tussauds wax museum opened in Tokyo in late September, featuring life-size figures of celebrities including Hollywood stars.

Madame Tussauds is considering opening a branch museum in Tokyo in two years if the current event through Jan. 4 is successful.

The "Madam Tussauds Tokyo" exhibition at Decks Tokyo Beach commercial complex in the Odaiba waterfront area comprises around 20 waxworks that visitors are free to touch.

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Madame Tussauds brings world’s most famous celebrities to Japan

Madame Tussauds will be coming to Japan. Outside of Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum is perhaps the most famous attraction in London, featuring astonishingly lifelike, full-scale replicas in wax of famous personalities such as Nelson Mandela, David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe and Winston Churchill.

“Madame Tussuad started making figures in the late 1770s,” says Angela Du Pleiss, who written extensively about the French waxwork artist. “By the 1800s her startlingly lifelike figures were a sensation throughout Europe, and in 1802 she moved to London where she established her famous museum. One of her main attraction was the often grisly ‘chamber of horrors’ of famous murders of the day.” Tussaud’s museum was located on Baker Street close to where Sir Conan Doyle would place the fictional apartment of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.

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