STAFF BLOG

2020/06/15Introduction of Gansho-kun

Hi, My name is Ko and I'm from Hong Kong.
You can call me John as you like.

Corona is still spreading all over the world.
Everyone keep bewaring of the second wave of Corona Virus.
Don't lose to it !



Today, I'm going to introduce about our mascot character.
In Japanese they call ”ガンショーくん Gansho kun”.
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"Gansho" in Japanese means sunken rocks / reef from sea.
There is a big sunken rock under Gunkanjima, lots of coal stone inside this rock.
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Mitsubishi company in Japan bought this Island, 
because of the coal stone and than they rebuilded the Island.
After the rebuilded and landfill, the island becomes like a battleship called "TOSA" in Japan.
So everyone give Gansho-kun a nickname call "Gunkanjima".
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There is a animation about Gansho-kun too !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xS76vfzMtQ



Gansho-kun is popular in Nagasaki.
If you visit Nagasaki, you can see a Gansho Tram running in Nagasaki City.
Dont forget to take photo if you saw it !
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Also, we have a few exhibition about Gansho-kun in Museum.
One of a exhibition call "Holo Lens",
I strongly recommend that if you are a fan of Gansho-kun.
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Some funny images will appear when you wear the HoloLens and walk through our museum.
Gansho-kun will follow you while you walk in museum.
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You can experience a world that is integrated with virtual space while you are there.
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Check the link below for more information about Holo Lens !

https://www.gunkanjima-museum.jp/data/en_hololens/



At last, remember to take a look of our Souvenir Corner.
We have a lots of Gansho-kun souvenirs there.
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We also have a online shop about Souvenirs of Gunaknjima and Gansho-kun.
You can see our souvenirs while this quarantine time.
https://gunkanjima.shop-pro.jp
But our Online shop is not available overseas shipping, Sorry :(
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