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04 NOV



Yoshikazu Makishi  architect

Sachio Ikeno  Potter

Koji Santo  sign planner

Aiko Itosu  tsuboya fan club

Wakana Takaesu    yachimun-torikai organizer 

Takashi Uehara  Kahokai organizer

Maki Nishimura PKN Ginowan organizer


PKN #20 Project Team:

Coordinator: Yousuke Mizusawa 
Coordinator: Mutsuko Amano

Coordinator:Ai Shinjo

Photography:Jan Matsumoto
Music Curation: DJ Mutsu 
Technical Support: DJ Mutsu
Host: Morijiro Ishihara

Born in Tokyo 14 years ago, “Pecha Kucha” – Japanese for ‘the sound of conversation’ – is a unique show-and-tell social event where local creatives from all disciplines present 20 slides for 20 seconds each – an exhilarating kaleidoscope of inspirations, ideas and work. 

It is an opportunity for people in their communities to express their opinions and share their observations. The experience encourages presenters to work out ideas with a crowd that is diverse, broad and provides a casual supportive social environment, much akin to an intellectual happy hour. 

Since it’s inception, the presentations of PKN have covered a broad range of topics and media. PKN Ginowan# 20 will fill the same expectation. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation! 


PKN in Ginowan

@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

People tend to remember Okinawa as just Okinawa, but there are actually cities there. PechaKucha Night Ginowan organizers Maki and Daryl talk about the unique challenges and benefits of having the event in their city, as well as they dream to build a more vibrant art community. This was at the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 


Okinawa's Past, Present, and Future

@ VOL 123 ON MAR 20, 2015

Daryl Mitchell talks about the mission of COTONOHA, which is to encourage more artists to display their work publicly in Okinawa. He also explores the tradition and modern art culture of Okinawa. 



PKN Ginowan + Inspire Japan

Ginowan in Okinawa will take part in the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event on April 16, with the city's Vol. 5 happening at the COTONOHA Artspace+cafe from 20:20 -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page. The poster was designed by Arisa.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Daryl Mitchell

    Daryl Mitchell is a musician, an events producer, and creative director of Cotonoha - an alternative space that serves as a venue for performing and visual artists throughout Asia.

  • Maki Nishimura

    私は、音楽やアート、斬新な試みやオモシロイ事に興味があります。創造することが大好きで、趣味が昂じてオルタナティブスペース COTONOHAを創りました。2017年、9年目突入中です。 私の夢は、皆さんと一緒に、豊かなクリエイティブシティー・オキナワを創り沢山のインスパイアーを頂きながら未来を創造し続けることです。

  • yosuke mizusawa

    私は、文筆家として、"おきなわに寄り添うように"言葉を伝えています。 地域に住む、作り手・伝え手・使い手たちが一緒にまじりあい、新しい出口が見つかるようお手伝いしたいと思っております。

  • Masaki Higa

    Video&Sound&Web Supporters