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JUNE 03, 2010
It may be in Japanese, but for those who can read it, here's a great interview with Hitoshi Toyoshima, organizer of PechaKucha Night in Nagano. He talks about his relationship with PKN, and what it means for him to be organizer. The latest PKN in Nagano (Vol. 12) was held May 15, and the next one is set to happen August 29.
NOVEMBER 27, 2009
PKN Nagano Vol. 10
Are there any other cities that have a PKN on "tatami" (traditional type of Japanese flooring) and comes with a ticket for the onsen (hot spring)? We held PKN Nagano at "Katakura-kan" in the city of Suwa in the Nagano prefecture on November 8th. It was co-hosted by Zoola and Nagano Creators' Network.
Katakura-kan was completed in 1928. It is equipped with a large bathroom called "Sennin Buro (1000 person bath)," and it is the oldest hot spring facility in Japan.
We relaxed and enjoyed PKN with locally-brewed Sake on tatami, after taking a bath.
Vol. 10 started with our special guest presenters Tomoko Kagawa and Emi Takahashi from Klein Dytham architecture.
He is the mayor of Suwa city. He talked about honey bees, but maybe it was not only about the bees. To live as a male is sometimes filled with sorrow, not sweet as honey. But the male never give up!!!
For the other presenters of the 10th edition, there are more photos in the PKN Nagano Flickr group pool.
NOVEMBER 27, 2009
OCTOBER 29, 2009
PKN Nagano Vol. 9
Nagano is getting ready for its 10th edition (November 8), which should be quite special considering the venue: Katakura-kan, an old hot spring facility. In the meantime, here's a look at the city's Vol. 9, with comments from
PechaKucha Night Nagano Vol. 9 was held August 29th at club "Five pennies" in the city of Okaya in the Nagano prefecture. The hall was packed and the audience enjoyed the 14 varied presentations.
Team HACILA is a group of architecture students who love Nagano and architecture.
They are studying not only at school (Shinshu University) but also all around town, where there are so many attractive sources, such as local culture, design, and so on. "Sharing the Individualism" is the concept of their works.
Masahiro Hara: Takumi Project in Shimosuwa introduced old town scenery in Shimosuwa. This small town is has a vast array of architecture and buildings dating from different period, up to 200 years ago, all in a 1km square area. The project created a great map for going on a walkabout in that area.
This is the first presentation by a parent and child: NanaAkua and Nana Jr. in Nagano. They create fun things on ordinary days. Drawing pictures, traveling the world, enjoying art, and more. Nana Jr. introduced his original picture story book named Adventure of Owl. There's more to see in this Flickr photoset.
There was a big surprise for Nana Jr. at the end of their presentation. It was his 10th birthday! He got 100 people's happy birthday!
For the other presenters, there are more photos in the PKN Nagano Flickr group pool.
MARCH 30, 2009
PechaKucha Night was back in Nagano prefecture earlier this month -- in the city of Matsumoto to be more exact -- with another great turnout, even garnering some press in the area's Shinshu newspaper. The list of presenters was an eclectic one -- as is the norm at a PKN event -- with media artists and fashion students joining forces with a kimono coordinator, an apple farmer, and even one guy looking for a wife.More...