A nightly projection mapping display that debuted Sunday at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's headquarters building has been 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. Images are projected on the eastern facade of the complex's 48-story Main Building No. 1, extending roughly 14,000 square meters from the building's fourth to 32nd floors.

"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.

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

Under the current schedule set to continue 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.