St. Mary's Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tokyo. The original church was destroyed during air raids on Tokyo during WWII. The layout of the new church building is in the form of a cross, with secondary constructions added, including the baptistry and the baptismal font. Rectangular shapes contrast with the symbolic character of the cathedral as well as the stainless steel exterior. The present cathedral was designed by renowned Japanese architect Kenzo Tange and completed in 1964.