The crowdfunding project to revive the Torii gate at the Watatsumi Shrine in Tsushima, Japan, ended on January 10, 2021. It amassed a complete fund of 27,103,882 yen (roughly $260,435) from 2014 backers, greater than 5 instances that of the preliminary purpose. A variety of the contributions got here from gamers of the PlayStation Four online game Ghost of Tsushima. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

On November 27, 2020, the undertaking was established to revive a Torii gate damaged by a storm in September 2020. It reached its preliminary purpose of 5 million yen on December 1, 2020. Now that the crowdfunding undertaking has closed, the shrine plans to finalize the budgets by March 2021.

The restoration of the Torii gate is scheduled to start in April 2021 and finish round August 2021. A stone monument that lists the names of backers who donated at least 10,000 yen can be deliberate to be constructed inside the fiscal 12 months. However, it’s famous that the coronavirus pandemic might delay the complete schedule.

The Watatsumi Shrine is situated within the Toyotama area of Tsushima. In Ghost of Tsushima, the Shinto shrine closest in proximity can be the Scarlet Rock Shrine. Although the sport’s shrine was constructed for Tsukuyomi, the real-life Watatsumi Shrine is devoted to Hikohohodemino Mikoto and Toyotamabime.

The island of Tsushima in Japan served as the premise of Ghost of Tsushima, which is straight away obtainable on PlayStation 4. The sport can be playable on the PlayStation 5 with a Game Boost choice. It gained the Player’s Voice award in The Game Awards 2020.