The old station building is being illuminated at JR Matsunoodera Station in Yoshizaka, Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture. The design was created by students from the nearby Maizuru National College of Technology, with the theme of next year's zodiac sign, ''Tatsu.'' The wooden station building, which is a registered tangible cultural property of the country, is decorated with glittering colors.

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