Thousands of gamers, developers, and other parties attended Nintendo President Satoru Iwata’s funeral this past week in Kyoto, Japan.
Iwata passed away this past Sunday from a cancerous growth at the age of 55.
Per Japanese custom, two funeral days were observed and, according to the Wall Street Journal, more than 2,600 people attended the first day, while 1,500 attended the second.
Some in attendance at the funeral even carried a 3DS, symbolic of Iwata’s enormous influence on the development of Nintendo’s most successful handheld console.
Among those in attendance at the funeral were legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto, former Sonic Team head Yuji Naka, Q-Games found Dylan Cuthbert, and Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.
Senior managing director Genyo Takeda offered a eulogy for Iwata, in which he stated that the seeds Iwata planted will grow to “make people around the world smile.”
Takeda and Miyamoto will be taking over as co-presidents of Nintendo until a new president is named.