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Who is the girl in the photo? | Sonam Choki, who is the image girl of Bhutan Museum, visited Fukui

2019.08.28

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The photo of a girl used for the poster of Bhutan Museum was taken in Bhutan by Munekazu Matta, a photographer who lives in Fukui Prefecture.

 

Afterwards, when Genji Nosaka, the founder of Bhutan Museum, visited Bhutan, he contacted the king's secretary of Bhutan to find the girl. And they found her, Sonam Choki, who was 14 years old when the photos were taken. Nosaka met her in Thimphu and he invited her to come to Japan, so she visited Fukui in January 2018, and met Matta again for the first time in 10 years.

 

She spent in Fukui for a month and we interviewed her before returning to Bhutan.

 


It all started with this photo.

 


We interviewed Sonami Choki in Bhutan Museum.

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