Thousands Attend Funeral in Kyoto for Satoru Iwata
Over 4,000 people were in attendance for the two-day funeral of the late Nintendo President Satoru Iwata in Kyoto, Japan, as fans continue to pay their respects worldwide.
Thousands of fans, colleagues and supporters attended the two-day funeral service for Satoru Iwata this week in the pouring rain. Courtesy of Kotaku, we got an inside look at this heartfelt ceremony. The crowds of people sported umbrellas, Nintendo 3DSes and other kinds of small Nintendo memorabilia to pay their respects. Nintendo Research Division General Manager Genyo Takeda, who is acting as the company's interim Representative Director alongside Shigeru Miyamoto, delivered a eulogy for his longtime friend and colleague, promising that they would continue Iwata's dreams and follow in his footsteps.
Meanwhile, fans and supporters all over the world have been saying goodbye to Mr. Iwata in their own loving ways. Outside of Nintendo of America's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, a memorial has been made out of flowers, artwork and other kinds of memorabilia to reflect the fan's appreciation of the late CEO. Likewise, another memorial has formed at New York City's Nintendo World Store.
Satoru Iwata served as Nintendo's CEO and President for 13 years, bringing us the DS, Wii, 3DS, Wii U and all kinds of memorable games under his leadership. He died last week at the age of 55 after a long bout with bile duct cancer.
From everyone at Arcade Sushi, thank you, Iwata-san.
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