The Tokyo location of the museums known for their life-sized celebrity figures in wax opened a dancing hologram attraction Thursday.
Mizuho Shinden had a dream-come-true experience with two of her favorite celebrities, Monroe and Lady Gaga.
"It looks as though I'm really there, so that's a strange feeling. But I thought, wow, it's like a dream to be able to dance with such amazing people,'" Shinden said.
It was more unsettling for Tomoaki Ishizuka, who found himself dressed in a ballet leotard alongside Hanyu. "I saw myself dancing with other ballerinas, so that was disgusting - but it was disgusting because it looked so real," said Ishizuka.
Participants get a 3D face scan, which is transposed onto a hologram dancer for the 90-second presentation.
The attraction is one of the ways the centuries-old museum is exploring of interacting with celebrities in a digital age.
Museum General Manager Toshi Endo said the current roster of three dances and six celebrities will expand by midyear.