Ghost of Tsushima Fans Help With Real-Life Tsushima Island Repairs



Ghost of Tsushima fans helped contribute to the restoration of a real-life Torii gate on the Japanese island of Tsushima.As reported by Siliconera, the crowdfunding project to restore the gate at Watatsumi Shrine ended on January 10, amassing over 27 million yen. According to an article from Famitsu, many Ghost of Tsushima fans rallied behind the funding drive, and in the end, it managed to achieve 542% of the initial 5 million yen target.

The Watatsumi Shrine gate had been partially destroyed by a typhoon in September 2020, and repairs should begin in April 2021, although pandemic-related delays could slow that process. The project’s creator thanked fans of the game for their contributions in one of the activity reports as the campaign progressed, and a commemmorative stone will include the names of all those who pledged more than 10,000 yen (approximately $95 USD / £71 / $125 AUD).

Torii gates are typically used to mark the entrance to a Shinto temple, and even helped inspire the creation of Star Fox. The Watatsumi Shrine is based in Toyotama, one of the three regions featured in Ghost of Tsushima.

In other Ghost of Tsushima news, the PlayStation exclusive recently beat The Last of Us II and Hades to score the Player’s Voice award at The Game Awards 2020.

We reviewed Ghost of Tsushima back in July of 2020, scoring it a 9 and calling it “an excellent action game”. If you’re making your way through the game right now on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, check out our complete Ghost of Tsushima walkthrough to make sure you find all of the collectables and pick up every upgrade.

Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.



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