Wax on, wax off.

Tokyo Tower’s Wax Museum is set to close on 1 September, leaving its bizarre collection of krautrock waxworks without a home.

As well as the usual selection of big-name figures – Japanese astronauts, The Beatles, Jesus – the museum is home to several more esoteric waxworks, such as E2-E4 composer Manuel Göttsching, Klaus Schulze of Tangerine Dream and Ash Ra Tempel, krautrockers Faust and the mother of invention, Frank Zappa.

The eclectic exhibits reflect museum owner Gen Fujita’s passion for all things prog – the displays also include swathes of memorabilia and records. The fate of the waxworks is not yet known.

The Wire also reports additional news from the experimental waxwork scene, as Ryuichi Sakamoto has just been added to the newly opened Tokyo branch of Madame Tussauds.

Check out Frank and Klaus below, and Manuel above:



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