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Galloping with Wood and Steel

BY SHOHEI TOYODA
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

Berklee College of Music graduate Shohei Toyoda retunred to Japan a few years ago on a mission to share his love of music, especially country music. Specializing in finger pick guitar, Shohei gave us a taste of his guitar talents in a moving presentation/performance on his passion. 

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PechaKucha Night Osaka Spirit

BY HIRONORI OKADA
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

Every PKN city is different -- some focus on design, others on education or art. PechaKucha Night Osaka co-organizer Hironori Okada here tells us in a great Osaka dialect about the charms of his city and what makes their event unique. 

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207 Days in Papua パプアで過ごした207日

BY TSUZUKI MASAHIRO
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

Architects can find themselves working all over the world. Kyoto-based designer Masahiro Tsuzuki goes out of his element by volunteering in Papua New Guinea for over 200 days, helping to design and build infrastructure. He shares his experience - and surprises - here at PKN Kyoto Vol.19.

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PKN in Nishinomiya

BY BRENT JONES
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

Nishinomiya, nearby the city of Kobe, is one of the oldest PechaKucha nights in Western Japan. Organizers Brent Jones and Roger Palmer here talk about how they started the event with Konan university as well as the unique charms of the  city. This was at the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

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PKN in Ginowan

BY MAKI NISHIMURA
@ 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. 

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Drawing Tells a Better Story

BY RODI ALKADER
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

"We are different, but we have something to share, like all of you ... I think the concept of love or empathy is not based on race or color or gender or religion. We all share this amazing feeling."

One of the biggest stories in 2015 was the migrant crisis from Syria and parts of the Middle East. Kyoto-based researcher, and Syrian national, Rodi Alkader, has been drawing his thoughts on paper for years, but as the crisis unfolded, his drawings became a profound way for him to deal with his emotions. In this very personal presentation, "Drawing Tells a Better Story", from PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol 19, Rodi shares his family's situation and adds a unique voice to the conversation. This presentation was part of the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, November 27th, 2015. 

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Nagoya and BEYOND

BY MASATO FUJITA
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

In Japan, Nagoya is known for its castle, red miso dishes, and Toyota. PKN Nagoya organizer Masato Fujita, however, shows us some different sides to the city as well as the unique elements of organizing PechaKucha Night there. This presentation was part of the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

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Curation as a Form of Editing and Research

BY VINCENT ROMAGNY
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

Few people even in Kyoto know that there is an artist in residence program run by the Institut Francais whereby leading French artists come and stay for 4 months. 2015 resident Vincent Romagny shares his recent curatorial projects in France, as well as his participation in Nuit Blanche 2015 here in Kyoto. This presentation was part of the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

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DxDepartment Kyoto

BY SHUHEI YAMAZAKI
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

PechaKucha Night Kyoto Vol.19 was a special event held at D&Department Kyoto, part of Bukko-ji temple. D&Department is a nation-wide chain of shops that promote local long life design in a particular region. For the launch of Kyoto shop, D&Department teamed up with students at Kyoto University of Art an Design. Project leader Shuhei Yamazaki shares his experience with the project and launching this beautiful space. This presentation was part of the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015. 

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Klein Dytham and PKN Kyoto

BY MARK DYTHAM
@ VOL 19 ON OCT 10, 2015

In this bilingual (English/Japanese) presentation, PechaKucha Night founders Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham share their experience running PechaKucha around the world, as well as their day jobs designing beautiful buildings. This is a great condensed presentation on how PechaKucha Night started and what the philosophy is behind this global movement. This presentation was part of the special PechaKucha Night Huddle held in Kyoto in October 2015.