Award-Winning Designer Kenji Ekuan Dies at 85

Kenji Ekuan, the award-winning designer behind Japan’s bullet train and the ubiquitous Kikkoman soy sauce bottle has died at the age of 85. According to the New York Times, his iconic bottle design has been used by Kikkoman ever since its introduction in 1961, accruing over 300 million bottle sales worldwide. Ekuan aspired to be a maker of everyday things and worked toward making people happy through beautiful, accessible design.