The National Museum of Taiwan Literature(台灣文學館) is arguably the most important landmark in Tainan city center. It was designed by the Japanese architect Mariyama Matsunosuke(森山松之助), and construction was completed in 1916. At the time, under the Japanese Colonial Time, Tainan Prefectural Government was the highest administrative center in Tainan. During the World War II, it suffered damage from Allied bombing, but was later restored to its original state. After the war it remained the seat of the Tainan City Government for a long time, but it has now been turned into the hub of art and literature that is the National Museum of Taiwan Literature. The roof is in the Mansard(馬薩式) architectural style, and the entrance features European-Japanese fusion style columns. Every Christmas, the huge Christmas tree in front of the museum adds to the city's romantic charm. The museum's wealth of Taiwanese literature collections brings many domestic and foreign tourists to this important Tainan landmark.