What is essentially Japanese in design? One designer compares it to tofu. Architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Shigeru Ban, designer Reiko Sudo, and poet Shuntaro Tanikawa show Kurt Andersen how Japan brings tradition and innovation together. His search takes him through the streets of old Tokyo to an island in the Inland Sea.
(Originally aired: February 6, 2009)
Slideshow: The Japanese Influence in Art and Design