My parents are artists. They are also Japanese so it is no surprise that beautiful, simple design and aesthetics were emphasized in our upbringing. In fact, to this day we often hilariously quote my father when we see something ugly. “Why so uguri uguri?” he would ask. Haha. Yeah, my sentiments exactly. Why as we get older and we need more assistance, does the design often have to be so ugly and institutional looking?
I got to visit a hospital in Japan and it’s called the Watanabe New Heart Hospital in Tokyo. Wow. This is the kind of hospital I wish we had here in the States. The doctors and nurses treat you as though you are royalty. The accommodations are fit for a 5 star hotel. And the food? Wow…the cafeteria food is like eating at a Michelin star restaurant! I was certainly impressed and inspired.