Mao Asada exhibition draws record crowd in Tokyo

April 12, 2014

By LOUIS TEMPLADO/ AJW Staff Writer

Window-shoppers strolling by a Takashimaya department store in Tokyo might be surprised if they peek inside: Frozen in place in the lobby of the venerable department store is Mao Asada.

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Visitors check out a life-sized statue of figure skater Mao Asada at the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district. The department store is hosting an exhibition devoted to Asada that will continue until April 21. (Louis Templado)

Visitors check out a life-sized statue of figure skater Mao Asada at the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district. The department store is hosting an exhibition devoted to Asada that will continue until April 21. (Louis Templado)

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  • Visitors check out a life-sized statue of figure skater Mao Asada at the Takashimaya department store in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district. The department store is hosting an exhibition devoted to Asada that will continue until April 21. (Louis Templado)
  • The Mao Asada "Smile" exhibition features close to 150 photos, among them cute family snapshots of the young skater. (Provided by Japan Sports)
  • A photograph at the exhibition shows the young Asada sisters, Mai, right, and Mao. (Provided by Japan Sports)
  • The Mao Asada exhibition features 30 costumes that were worn by the world champion figure skater. (Provided by Japan Sports)
  • Mai Asada, the older sister of Mao, poses in front of photos showing the skating siblings performing as a duo. Mai made an appearance at the Takashimaya department store in the Nihonbashi district of Tokyo on April 8 at the opening of the "Smile" exhibition devoted to her younger sister.  (Wakako Ichida)

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