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Satoru Iwata Memorial At The Nintendo World Store In NYC

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This was the scene just inside the Nintendo World Store near Rockefeller Center in Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon. A touching tribute—especially those bananas—to the passing of the Nintendo’s well-regarded president:

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While the big line of Nintendo fans outside was for Amiibos, there were several people inside waiting to write messages honoring Nintendo’s late president and to take pictures of the memorial.

Iwata passed away on Saturday at the age of 55.

To contact the author of this post, write to stephentotilo@kotaku.com or find him on Twitter @stephentotilo.

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DISCUSSION

Are Banana’s a significant icon in Japans culture or is it supposed to be like a Donkey Kong banana and just representative of the games? Seems like an odd thing to leave as a token from the outside.