We have to inform such a sad news that the photographer Mr. Kiyotane Hayashi, who had been photographing artists at our festival since the 1st time and received the Special Award of the 29th Nippon Steel Music Awards in 2019, passed away on September 7th due to a stroke (aged 80).
It is hard to accept the news just as we worked with him this summer as well and he were organizing photos after returned home.
We can only express our regret at this time, but we would like to express our deepest condolences.
In accordance with the wishes of the deceased and his family, the funeral service will be held with family and relatives.
Any condolences and flowers are gratefully declined. We sincerely appreciate for your kind understanding.