Three-dimensional images are projected onto the “Tower of the Sun” at Expo ’70 Commemorative Park in Suita, Osaka Prefecture, on Nov. 29. (Video footage by Kenta Sujino)

SUITA, Osaka Prefecture--The odd-looking Osaka landmark known as "Tower of the Sun" is all ready for Christmas.

The sculpture, located in Expo '70 Commemorative Park, was lit up for reporters with festive 3-D projections on the evening of Nov. 29, ahead of its public opening.

The tower was designed by the late artist Taro Okamoto as a symbol of the 1970 Osaka Expo.

The theme of the light show, which is complemented with music, is "shining galaxy."

A message of congratulations was also projected onto the landmark for Japan's recent winning bid to host the World Expo in Osaka in 2025.

The Illumi-Night Bampaku Xmas event will be held Fridays through Sundays from Dec. 1 to Dec. 23, as well as Dec. 24 and 25. The tower's opening hours will be extended to accommodate the event.