The Tokyo 2020 Olympic torch is stunning. Bravo. The design is inspired by the cherry blossom, and apparently shares the same “aluminum extrusion technology” that’s used to build Japan’s Shinksansen (bullet trains). Regarding the torch’s physical material, the aluminum was sourced from temporary housing that was built after the Great East Japan Earthquake. I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about this torch – amazing and meaningful design.

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