Ben’s a designer, first and foremost. It was his first career and first big time passion. Which means he’ll forever be a minimalist aesthetic, clean line loving kinda guy. So you can imagine that Japan is pretty much his spirit country. All those artisans, all that craft, all that beauty.
We walked 20kms a day around Tokyo, ate all the sushi, even more sashimi, and then double that weight in okonomiyaki. Hold the kewpie (I know, we’re weird like that). We bought things out of vending machines, pat an owl, learnt about Zen Buddhism and got lost in bamboo forests. Oh, and Ben bought a hat. Because, aesthetic.