Grand reopening rehearsal lights up Tokyo Station

Moving images of musical instruments, steam locomotives and other objects were projected onto the facade of Tokyo Station on Friday night as its grand reopening ceremony approaches on Oct. 1.

The light show was a rehearsal for a special 10-minute music and movie performance that will take place on Saturday and Sunday as the Tokyo Station Marunouchi Building, as it is formally known, prepares to wrap up five years of restoration work.

The red-brick building, designated in 2003 as an important Cultural Property of Japan, was built in 1914 but partially damaged during air strikes in 1945. Restoration work began in 2007.

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