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Concert halls aren’t just venues to enjoy music, they’re landmarks. And among the many scattered around Tokyo, Suntory Hall has had the distinction of being described as a “jewel box of sound” by Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan (1908-89).

The hall, which will hold a free open house on April 1, was constructed at the behest of Keizo Saji (1919-99), then president of the Suntory brewing and distilling company.

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