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Snare Drums and the 10,000 Hour Rule

BY YOSHIHARU SEMACHI
@ VOL 28 ON APR 15, 2016

Yoshiharu Semachi introduced the 10,000 hour rule and his dedication to the snare drum.

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Jimmy’s Lament

BY PHIL NORTON
@ VOL 28 ON APR 15, 2016

Phil Norton shares a theatrical tale of Clark Kent's best friend, Jimmy Olsen and his unrequited love for Lois Lane. 

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Encaustic Expressions

BY MATTHEW FASONE
@ VOL 28 ON APR 15, 2016

Matthew Fasone talks about bringing disregarded items back to life through encaustic art.

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Taking Art to the Street

BY ARTIST DAAS
@ VOL 28 ON APR 15, 2016

"Street art doesn't have to be graffiti and vandalism."

In "Taking Art to the Street" from PechaKucha Nishinomiya Vol. 28, International Artist Daas shares the creative mojo that he pours into his vibrant and iconic works. Pulling inspiration from origami, his unique style takes on fresh, fun, and bold illustrative works, from powerful animals to people portraits, from street art murals to collaborative works with children and the public at large.

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The Bald and the Beautiful

BY ADRIAN TAMAS
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Hair. Many of us have it, many still come to loose it. the presence or absence of hair is often indicitive of many things and can tie directly into one's stylistic choices. Adrian Tamas shares his musings on the scalp and what does or does not cover it.

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Perfect Pitch @ PechaKucha

BY ALICE SHIMOMURA
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Musician and Piano Technician Alice Shimomura introduces the topic of Perfect Pitch and shares with the audience some of the mystic and challenges surrounding those who have it.

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Pickin' Away with the Nashville Sound

BY SHOHEI TOYODA
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Shohei Toyoda takes us on a visual and auditory tour of the U.S. with the likes of Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.

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Aeric Wong's Geocaching Project

BY AERIC WONG
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Noritaka, Yui, & Mika give an overview of activities related to Geocaching and Geocaching Tours for Aeric Wong's project at Konan University, Hirao School of Management in Nishinomiya, Japan.

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The Allure of Trains and Train Travel

BY KEN KAJIYAMA
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

Ken Kajiyama shares his fascination with trains and train travel. Pack your bags.

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Faces That Make Money

BY ROYI AKAVIA
@ VOL 27 ON DEC 18, 2015

The distinctive pieces introduced here combine a collage made of real devalued international currency and layers of varnish over which Royi Akavia paints the portraits of modern subjects who have money, make money and spend money. The works are also burned with fire to create a glasslike 3-D surface reminiscent of old world craftsmanship. The end result: The rich and famous – such as Queen Elizabeth – are situated atop such personalities as Bolivar, Leonardo, Lenin and Margaret Thatcher.

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A Visit to Kamikatsu

BY MARIE MASUTANI
@ VOL 24 ON APR 17, 2015

Marie Masutani introduces some of the unique projects underway on the island of Shikoku. Her trip to Kamikatsu was inspired by another PKN presentation at Nishinomiya.

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Education Projects in Africa

BY RICHARD MILLER
@ VOL 24 ON APR 17, 2015

Richard Miller introduces some of the recent projects he is involved with in Kenya and at the Management University of Africa.

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