An event was held in Tokyo to commemorate Takeno Tanuma, the first photographer to receive the Order of Culture and who passed away last June at the age of 6.
Takeno Tanuma, who has traveled to more than 130 countries and regions as a photojournalist and has continued to photograph local children, became the first photographer to receive the Order of Culture four years ago, but passed away last June at the age of 4.
On the 6st, a memorial event was held in Tokyo, and about 93 people who had interacted with each other gathered, and at the beginning, everyone stood in silence to mourn the deceased.
Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, who visited the conflict area with Ms. Tanuma as a UNICEF = United Nations Children's Fund Goodwill Ambassador, greeted me and said, "When I entered the entertainment industry, Mr. Tanuma was the first person to take my picture. I would have liked to go to the children with them again, but I hope they will watch over me."
One of the organizers, photographer Fumio Tanai, said, "Mr. Tanuma has captured not only children but also the lives of adults in the surrounding area, and we would like to continue what Mr. Tanuma has been working on."
The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum is scheduled to hold a photo exhibition of Tanuma's works from June 50.