I like this video as it’s a great marriage of many things — technology and arts; food and culture; music and nature… But it’s also a wonderful union of an international community. As an Asian American myself, I’m always especially interested in stories related to my mom’s birth country, Japan. I’ve traveled through Japan and have tried many different dishes, but I’d never seen how the seasonal bamboo shoot, takenoko, is prepared. The fascinating bit to me, is that I’m not learning about the cooking methodology on the Food Network, but am instead seeing how it’s done from a recognized technology pioneer, Joi Ito, on a world-famous blog, Boing Boing. Plus, Ryuichi Sakamoto (Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy award winning composer) offered to compose an original score for the video.