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Fumito Ueda's Local Garden Supply Shop Has a Familiar Name

Shadow of the Colossus creator gets name influences from unlikely sources.


Shadow of the Colossus, ICO and The Last Guardian creator Fumito Ueda is visiting home for Obon. Over the past few days, he's been traveling around his home town of Tatsunoshi in Hyogo Prefecture.

Wrote Ueda earlier today at his Twitter, "Moving through the town I lived in 20 years ago in my car from 20 years ago while listening to the music I often listened to 20 years ago isn't all that bad."

Later, Ueda posted a picture of his local home and garden supply center:

Agro Garden is a gardening supply chain with shops mostly in Western Japan.

Perhaps if Ueda had grown up in my home town of Milpitas, California, the horse in Shadow of the Colossus would have been named Orchard.

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