A nightly projection mapping display that debuted Sunday at the Tokyo metropolitan government's headquarters building was recognized as the largest of its kind in the world by Guinness World Records.

The free year-round shows, titled "Tokyo Night & Light," are expected to draw tourists and locals, with images projected on the eastern facade of the complex's 48-story Main Building No. 1, roughly 14,000 square meters from the building's fourth to 32nd floors.

Nightly projection mapping displays begin on one of the two towers that host the headquarters of the Tokyo metropolitan government on Feb. 25, 2024. Images projected on the eastern facade of the complex's 48-story main building No. 1, covering an area measuring some 127 meters in height and 110 m in width from the building's fourth to 32nd floors, have been certified as the world's largest by Guinness World Records. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

"An incredible art will be performed on the canvas of the government building. I hope to make this a new landmark spot," said Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike.

Mayumi Oda, 52, from Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, said, "The display, taking advantage of the big building, was something both children and adults could enjoy," as she attended the opening-night event with her husband, who works in Tokyo.

"I want to come back and see this again," she said.

Under the current schedule through April, five shows are held from 7 p.m. Different displays will be projected on weekends and holidays, according to the local government.

The show mainly uses electricity generated by solar power.