I really enjoyed watching this video as it brought back many memories. When I was a high school student, I saw a poster in the counselor’s office of a cherry blossom tree. The poster advertised the Tachikawa Sister City Exchange Program and the cherry tree alone made me want to go. I was one of four students selected to become a “student ambassador” to Japan and I still remember the beauty of their gardens, buildings, tea ceremonies, food presentation, writing. I think it was the functional beauty that struck me most. Everyday objects or experiences explicitly designed to be both functional and beautiful. Later in life I learned the art of rolling sushi from a Japanese-American friend. What I thought was “good enough,” she threw away as it did not meet her standards of beauty. I love how Garr Reynolds reminded his Japanese audience of the need to create beautiful presentations, not just for aesthetics, but for our brains. I’ve been inspired to do the same.