The project executive committee of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City), which owns the famous Heian period sword ''Higekiri'' (Important Cultural Property), has started a crowdfunding campaign. (CF) raised funds and received nearly 60 million yen. The executive committee was surprised by the results of the Reiwa Campaign, which received four times as much donations as originally expected, given the persistent sword boom. "I want to live up to the expectations of many supporters," he said with caution.

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