Tokyo Pop
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Tokyo Pop is an expansion of the pop music zone at Madame Tussauds, Tokyo. The project involved the overhaul of 100m2 of space to provide a new home for four waxwork figures of Lady Gaga, Madonna, Mayu Watanabe and Suda Masaki.


* Project Information

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LOCATION

TYPOLOGY

SIZE

STATUS

YEAR

Tokyo, Japan

Gallery

100m2

Phased Construction

2020

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LOCATION

Tokyo, Japan

TYPOLOGY

Gallery

SIZE

100m2

STATUS

Phased Construction

YEAR

2020




The theming of each waxwork was tailored to the performer’s personality and resulted in a diverse environment the allows visitors to explore. To order the space, a barcode framework divides the room into distinct zones that house the exhibits.





Guests enter via a rainbow walkway, highlighting the access points to the scheme and setting the tone for the rest of the space. The exhibits are vibrant and offer an up-close interaction with each performers waxwork, with backdrops and large scale props for use in photos and social media. Whilst not prescriptive, the installations suggest ways in which guests can interact and take pictures, resulting in some creative content.






The project is currently being implemented in a phased fashion, with Lady Gaga and Masaki Suda open to guests. The rest of the project is expected to complete at the end of 2021.








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