Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory [青山剛昌ふるさと館]
Gosho Aoyama Manga Factory is a museum of Manga of Aoyama Gosho (1963-).
In Japanese, it is called Aoyama Gosho Furusato-kan.
It is located in Hokuei town about 15 km northwest of the center of Kurayoshi city.
Aoyama Gosho is a Japanese manga artist best known as the creator of the manga series Detective Conan.
"Detective Conan" is known in English speaking countries as "Case Closed".
It is the story that a genius detective of high school student named Edogawa Conan settles various matters.
By the way, the first name "Edogawa" was taken from Edogawa Ranpo (1894-1965) who was Japan's first writer of detective novels, and even his pen name was taken from Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) who was an American writer.
Of course, "Conan" was taken from Conan Doyle (1859-1930) who was a writer of the series of Sherlock Holmes.
Aoyama Gosho was born in Hokuei town in 1963 and made his debut as a manga artist in 1986.
He started publishing the serial manga of Detective Conan in 1994.
230 million books of Detective Conan have been published in the world by 2018.
This museum was established in 2007.
It introduces his life and work, and has a shop of the goods of his work.
In additon, the nearest railway station is Yura station of JR San-in Line.
The length of the way from the station to the museum is about 1.4 km, and the street is called Conan Street. Many signs and monuments of Conan are set up along the street.
How to get here
By local train of JR San-in Line, to Yura station, about 1.5 hours from Tottori, about 15 minutes from Kurayoshi, about 1 hour and 10 minutes from Yonago.
Then, from the station, 1.4 km walk (About 20 minutes).