Nintendo Gallery: announced the official museum in Kyoto dedicated to the company

Nintendo Gallery: announced the official museum in Kyoto dedicated to the company

Nintendo Gallery

Nintendo has announced a very special initiative by unveiling the plan for Nintendo Gallery, a real official museum built and organized by the company in Kyoto, dedicated to the history of Nintendo and its products.

The name is still provisional but the project is well established by now: as shown also by the rendering visible below, Nintendo has announced that the area of ​​Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant, in Kyoto, in addition to the land surrounding the building, will be used to build a new structure designed to showcase the various products that Nintendo has launched throughout its history.

Nintendo Gallery, the rendering of the project for the museum dedicated to Nintendo "Nintendo has long discussed the possibility of building a gallery , as a way to share the company's history and product development as well as its specific philosophy with the public. To this end, Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant will be renovated to host and the gallery in question, a decision taken after taking into consideration the plan of the city of Uji for the new development of the area near the Ogura Station ", reads the official statement from Nintendo.

The result it will therefore be the Nintendo Gallery, a museum where the company's historic products will be exhibited, including various installations and experiences available to the public. The construction is expected to be completed within the fiscal year 2023, which ends in March 2024, so we will be able to return to the subject in the coming years.

Considering that the company turned 131 last September, the museum will not only focus on video games, of course, but will also consider the first part of its history centered on Hanafuda playing cards and other toys produced from the end of the 19th century. Recently, Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story, a documentary on the history of the company, was released.

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Nintendo is turning a factory into a gallery

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Nintendo has</a> announced that its Uji Ogura plant will be turned into a public gallery to “showcase the many products Nintendo has launched over its history.” The factory, located in the Ogura district of Uji, a city just outside Kyoto, was built in 1969 and was mainly used for manufacturing playing cards and hanafuda cards, which is how Nintendo got started as a business in the 19th century.

“Nintendo has been discussing the possibility of building a gallery, as a way to share Nintendo’s product development history and philosophy with the public,” the company says in a statement. “To this end, the Nintendo Uji Ogura Plant will be renovated to accommodate the gallery, a decision reached after taking consideration of The City of Uji’s plan of re-developing the nearby Ogura Station area.”

Nintendo expects the gallery to be completed in its fiscal year from April 1st, 2023 to March 31st, 2024. Right now the working title is “Nintendo Gallery.” The facility will no doubt be popular with tourists visiting Kyoto, many of whom make the pilgrimage to Nintendo’s headquarters even though it’s a nondescript office block that’s closed to the public. And of course, the new Super Nintendo World area at Universal Studios Japan is located fairly close in neighboring Osaka.