Introducing PechaKucha Night Kyoto Podcast!

oin us as we interview past speakers for a deeper look at what they are most passionate about. We'll introduce you to some interesting people in Kyoto, Osaka, Kansai, and beyond.

Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto is held once every 3 months in Kyoto, Japan. We love locals and visitors! Get in touch if you want to present. Or just come to watch and enjoy the community.

For details and contact info, check out our official site at the link below.

On the week where we are again celebrating on the front page of the site the fact that we love seeing videos from our PechaKucha Nights around the world, here is another great one to fall in our laps, this time for a series rather close to our HQ, and that's PechaKucha Kyoto. Watch the video here, or embedded below.

Vol.13, 2014年3月16日: Introducing some speakers!


Indonesian designer Adit Respati shares his unique design works! インドネシア人のデザイナーAditさんが自分のユニークな作品を紹介します!

"The term ‘graphic design’ was often related to prints, publication, and other 2d format designs. However as time goes, technology develops and it gives more option on how you can present your design works. In this presentation I will share how I make use of other media to create a graphic design solution that doesn’t really stick to the 2d formats."

Speaker JS Mayrand will talk about his work and up-coming solo exhibition! Join us! スピーカーJS Mayrandが自分の作品や個展について発表します。是非応援に来てください!


Vol.13 speaker: Tamami Suzuki!
「親友が全身脱毛症に罹ったことがきっかけで、髪を失った女性のための、オリジナルウィッグを考案し、制作・販売しています。髪を剃って商品開発に努めました。プレゼン頑張りますので応援しに来てください!」"When a good friend of mine lost all of her hair, I wanted to help women in her position, so I started to study, make and sell original wigs. I shave my head to develop new products. Come and cheer me on!"

Masahiro Nakata will introduce his cool jewelery designs! ジュエリーデザイナー中田さんが作品を紹介します!

From the minute the lights came up at the end of the inaugural BitSummit—a humble but ultimately successful effort—we immediately took the enthusiasm and feedback and support gathered from the first event and set our sights on creating an even better follow-up for 2014. Many of the indie teams who joined us for BitSummit MMXIII have already experienced exciting new levels of collaboration and success over the past year. Simply speaking, BitSummit is having an effect, and we want to build on that momentum.

For BitSummit MMXIV (March 7-9) we’ve expanded the size, the length, and the quality, with three days worth of guest speakers and musical guests, combined together in an event unlike anything ever seen.

Also taking part in tomorrow's Vol. 100 is PKN Kyoto organizer Eric Luong. We'd of course have loved for all our amazing PKN organizers to take part, but having a few of them there is at least a nice consolation prize.

PechaKucha Night京都からはオーガナイザーのEricさんとチームメンバーの皆さんが登場してくださいます。お楽しみに!

Anamorphic Lens Love, an Unusual Flat in Florence, and Ottawa Panoramic

PKN Cork Vol. 1 Presentations What's an anamorphic lens? Find out in this presentation (from PKN Cork Vol. 1) by Mike Hannon, as he talks about his love of this photography accessory, leaving you with the following thought: How can something so geeky be so entertaining? In this presentation (in Italian, from PKN Pisa Vol. 1), Juri Favilli covers an architectural renovation project for a flat in the middle of Florence's old town. The concept was to have new living areas in which most of the home's functions were placed in the walls. You end up with a living space with almost no furniture, which answered the client's request of wanting an "ordered home." PKN Kyoto Vol. 7 Posters There are no new additions to the Tumblr blog today, so we'll highlight (above) yesterday's PKN Kyoto Vol. 7 flyer -- the event takes place this coming Sunday (June 17). PKN Ottawa Vol. 5 Photos Above, a first look -- and a panoramic one at that -- at the scene for last night's PKN Ottawa Vol. 5, about 30 minutes before the start. As PKN Ottawa organizer Remco Volmer tells us, "the speakers were great, the room was nearly at capacity, and the vibe was terrific." Calendar First up, here are tonight's (June 14) events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 14, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10. Tomorrow, you can look forward to the following four events: PKN Zilina Vol. 19, PKN Orlando Vol. 6, PKN Des Moines Vol. 10, and PKN Paris Vol. 18. 

PKN Toronto Vol. 13 Presentations Payam Shalchian and Jamie Black, two alumni from the Institute Without Boundaries, talk (at PKN Toronto Vol. 13) about the significance of collective action in reviving urbanized environments. They use Lota, a project in Chile, as a case study, reflecting on the project's outcome in relation to various aspects of Toronto. Marek Czechowski is a traveler and researcher, and in his presentation (in Polish, from PKN Koszalin Vol. 7) he talks about the real history of the teutonic knights, who during the 13th century ruled the North of Poland. This is however a history that doesn't follow any school books or academic sources. This story reveals the very truth about the knights, who, according to Marek, were not able to build their famous brick castles themselves... Gaining spontaneous applause, Marek proves they had no necessary knowledge to do this, and that they had insufficient money, as well as insufficient building materials. PKN Nantes Vol. 3 Posters We have two new posters on our Tumblr blog today: a flyer for PKN Kyoto Vol. 7, and then one from Nantes (pictured above), for the city's upcoming PKN Vol. 3 (set for June 19). PKN Cancun Vol. 3 PKN Cancun Vol. 3 PKN Cancun Vol. 3 Photos We have a few new Facebook galleries to share with you today. Above, a few photos from this past weekend's PKN Cancun Vol. 3 -- the event had been postponed because of bad weather, but this time it was all go for a beautiful outdoor setting.  

PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 Links A few links from around the web, including two that relate to the recent PKN Edmonton Vol. 13 (pictured above).

Calendar Tonight's (June 13) PechaKucha satisfaction comes your way from PKN Okayama Vol.  14 and PKN Adelaide Vol. 3. Tomorrow, look out for these events: PKN Pittsfield Vol. 2, PKN Toronto Vol. 16, PKN Sheffield Vol. 11, PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, PKN Portsmouth Vol. 11, and PKN Saint-Etienne Vol. 10.

PKN Kyoto Vol. 4 Kyoto just recently held its fourth PechaKucha Night, and from what organizer Sally McLaren tells us, they've been attracting a larger audience with each volume, and it may finally be time to change venues (although we quite like the coziness of UrbanGuild). We've included a few photos in this post, but there's more to see in this Facebook photo gallery. More...

PKN Kyoto + Inspire Japan

PKN Kyoto + Inspire Japan Kyoto will take part in the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan event on April 16, with their event happening at Butterfly (see map) from 17:00. We're also including the full press release -- in both English and Japanese -- which has all the details on what to expect, as well as the full list of presenters. PKN Kyoto + Inspire Japan

:: ペチャクチャナイト京都 Vol. 3の案内 :: Global PechaKucha Day INSPIRE JAPAN ペチャクチャナイト京都 第3回 「インスパイア・ジャパン」 日時: 2011年4月16日(土) 午後5時~8時 会場: BUTTERFLY (075-211-4898) 入場料: 1,000円 (ワンドリンク) + 義援金募金(推奨額 1,000円) 今回の第3回ペチャクチャナイト京都「インスパイア・ジャパン」は、世界同時ペ チャクチャの日として東日本大震災の被災者の皆様への応援活動として開催されます。ここからの収益ならびに皆様からの募金は義援金として” アーキテクチャー・フォー・ヒューマニティー(AFH)”という団体へと直接寄付されます。ペチャクチャは昨年のハイチ地震の後に行われた世 界同時ペチャクチャでもAFHを支援しました。 「ペチャクチャナイト」はクリエイターのプレゼン大会です。2003年に東京で、若手のデザイナーたちが自身の作品を発表するためのイベントとして始まりました。今では世界370都市に広まっています。そしてPKNはデザイナーのみの集まりではなく、一般の方も参加するイベントなので、デザイン、アートと社会の新たな交流場となります。 「20X20」= 20枚のスライドを使って、1枚当たり20秒で、一人6分40秒というフォーマットです。ペチャクチャナイト、もっと詳しくは: (英語)日本語) 前回の写真: FACEBOOK イベントページ: ::プレゼンターのリスト:: 1. Felicity Greenland(歌手)- Singing Around the Table 2. Christine Flint Sato(墨アーティスト)- Sumi Work 3. 川上全龍(春光院)- Religion and Science: Zen 4. Micah Gampel(写真家)- 携帯シリーズ 5. Bianca Beuttel(デザイナー・エッセイスト)- 日本パッケージデザイン展 とその先 6. 細貝由衣 (Art Complex) - 300の学び方、300のワークショップ インターナショナルワークショップフェスティバル [300 DOORS] 7. 箭内新一(アーティスト・京都造形芸術大学) 8. 石橋圭吾(neutron代表、アートフェア京都実行委員会代表) - 日本のアートのこれから 9. 新元良一(ライター・京都造形芸術大学) 10. 近藤佳奈 - Architecture for Humanity 11. Kit Adran (Astrologer) *発表順番は未定 予約は必要ではありません。 是非、友達と一緒に遊びに来て下さい! PechaKucha Kyoto Team ------------------ :: PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol 3. :: Global PechaKucha Day INSPIRE JAPAN Pecha Kucha Night Kyoto Vol.3 - INSPIRE JAPAN Date: Saturday, April 16th, 2011 Time: 5pm-8pm Place: Butterfly Kyoto (075-211-4898) Entrance: 1000 yen (incl. 1 drink) + suggested donation of 1000 yen PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol. 3 "Inspire Japan" - a Global PechaKucha Day in support of the victims of the disasters in eastern Japan. Proceeds and donations from Inspire Japan will go directly to Architecture for Humanity (AFH), who PechaKucha supported last year with Global PechaKucha for Haiti. PechaKucha Night (PKN) began in Tokyo in 2003 as an event for young designers to show their work and has now spread to 370 cities worldwide as a meeting point for creators and society. For the third Kyoto event, a mix of 11 artists, designers, and creators will be sharing their ideas, visions and adventures. The format is: 20 x 20: 20 images x 20 seconds each, each speaker has 6 minutes and 40 seconds. For more information on PKN click here: Photos from previous PechaKucha Nights in Kyoto: FACEBOOK Event Page: ::: List of Presenters ::: Presenters: 1. Felicity Greenland (Singer) - Singing Around the Table 2. Christine Flint Sato (Sumi artist) - Sumi Work 3. Kawakami Takafumi (Shunko-in temple) - Religion and Science: Zen 4. Micah Gampel (Photographer) - Cell phone photography 5. Bianca Beuttel (designer-essayist) - Japan Package Design Exhibition and beyond 6. Hosokai Yui (Art Complex) - 300 ways to learn, 300 workshops; the International Workshop Festival [300 DOORS] 7. Yanai Shinichi (Artist / Kyoto University of Art and Design) 8. Ishibashi Keigo(Representative director of gallery neutron & ART FAIR KYOTO committee ) - The Future of Japanese Art from Today 9. Niimoto Ryoichi (Writer/Kyoto University of Art and Design) 10. Kondo Kana - Architecture for Humanity 11. Kit Adran (Astrologer) * Presentation order may change Reservations are not necessary. This is a public event - please bring your friends! Hope to see you there, PechaKucha Kyoto Team

Kansai Scene

Later today we'll post some photos from the latest PechaKucha Night in Kyoto, but in the meantime let us highlight a nice piece of coverage from a recent issue of Kansai Scene -- here's a large-sized readable version of the scan, which comes to us courtesy of organizer Sally McLaren.