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Tsushima’s Watatsumi Shrine Crowdfunding Ended at Over 500%

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The crowdfunding project to restore the Torii gate at the Watatsumi Shrine in Tsushima, Japan, ended on January 10, 2021. It amassed a total fund of 27,103,882 yen (approximately $260,435) from 2014 backers, more than five times that of the initial goal. A lot of the contributions came from players of the PlayStation 4 video game Ghost of Tsushima. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

On November 27, 2020, the project was established to restore a Torii gate broken by a typhoon in September 2020. It reached its initial goal of 5 million yen on December 1, 2020. Now that the crowdfunding project has closed, the shrine plans to finalize the budgets by March 2021.

The restoration of the Torii gate is scheduled to begin in April 2021 and end around August…



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