Those fortunate enough to visit the Japanese archipelago more than once know how little the locals care about the city’s preservation. The proof: Nintendo hadn’t taken care to preserve its historic premises in the Shimogyo district during the move. Different times, different customs: Shuntaro Furukawa today announces his wish to keep one of the production facilities for educational purposes.
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The former factory of Uji Ogura, located a few kilometers south of Kyoto, is to become a museum for the products of the Japanese manufacturer by 2024. : the announcement was made during the night by the CEO, who puts the project in a wider dynamic of the revitalization of the district:
Nintendo has started discussions about the possibility of creating an exhibition gallery to share the history and philosophy of our products with the public. With this in mind, the Uji Ogura factory is being renovated for this gallery, a decision made by the City of Uji in light of plans to redesign the area near Ogura Station.
Games and clock gallery
The factory, built in 1969, was supposed to produce the famous Hanafuda cards, among other things, which Nintendo has continued to run since it was founded by Fusajirō Yamauchi in 1889, but also served as a repair center. The company is known for the conscientious maintenance of its machines. Remember, the Famicom released in 1983 was supported until … 2007, only a.
While you are waiting to discover what kind of exhibition can help the curious of the passages in the ancient imperial capital, you can always discover the artist’s vision of the project in our picture gallery. The opening of the gallery is planned for the end of the financial year 2023, i.e. by March 31, 2024. Hoping the project won’t have the same setbacks as a certain amusement park …
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